Team Nigeria continues their topsy-turvy ride at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, after Day 4 of the event.
First, the team suffered the heartbreak of seeing the trio of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Jennifer Madu and Isoken Igbinosun all crash out in the semifinals of the 100m women’s event on Sunday, this means it may be a daunting task, if not impossible for the team to now equal their last outing at the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow let alone surpass same feat.
There’s however a measure of good tidings in the men’s 100m as two Nigerian athletes, Seye Ogunlewe and Enoch Adegoke, both secured berths in Monday’s final, while the duo of Chidi Okezie and Nathaniel Samson qualified for the semis in the men’s 400m Heats. Okezie clocked a season best time of 45.84s to qualify as one of the fastest losers, while Samson raced to 46.41s to finish 2nd.
There was also something to cheer about in the field events as both Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Kalu Eze qualified for the final of the Shot Put which comes up Monday. Enekwechi threw the second fastest throw of 20.66m in the qualifiers, which puts him in a very good position for a podium finish in the final.
Can Nigeria salvage something from the commonwealth games or not?