BREAKING: Nigeria Win 4x400m Mixed Relay Gold At World Athletics U-20 Championships

August 18, 2021
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The quartet Johnson Nnamani, Ella Onojuvwevwo, Opeyemi Oke, and Bamidele Ajayi had run a national record time of 3:21.66 to claim Heat 2 and qualify for the final.

The PUNCH reports that Team Nigeria athletes won gold in the 4×400 mixed relay at the ongoing U-20 World Athletics Championships on Wednesday.

The quartet Johnson Nnamani, Ella Onojuvwevwo, Opeyemi Oke, and Bamidele Ajayi had run a national record time of 3:21.66 to claim Heat 2 and qualify for the final.

They proceeded to set a Championships Record to win the country’s inaugural gold at the competition in 3:19.70.

They defeated Poland (3:19.80) and India (3:20.60) to make history as the first winners of the event at the World Athletics U-20 Championship.

Meanwhile, Namibia’s Beatrice Masilingi who is unable to compete at certain events as she has differences in sexual development finished first in her 100m semi-final at the World under-20s championships on Wednesday.

Masilingi, 18, is blocked from running distances between 400m and one mile as under World Athletics she has a rare physiology giving her an unfair competitive advantage.

Earlier she claimed a personal best of 11.20sec in the heats in Kenya.

Masilingi was the second quickest qualifier for Friday’s final (1430GMT) running 11.35 seconds, 0.01sec behind Jamaican Tina Clayton from another of the three semi-finals.

Fellow Namibian teenager Christine Mboma won silver at the 200m in the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month is set to race in Friday’s heats over the same distance and is also deemed to have DSD.

Masilingi finished sixth in the race on August 3 in Japan in her first major championships.

It is the same issue that led to South Africa’s two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya, who is also classified as a DSD athlete, being unable to defend her middle-distance crown in Tokyo.

Details later…

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