IAAF World Championships: Nigerian Hurdler Seeks Historic Final Ticket
Though it is her maiden appearance at the global stage, Glory Onome-Nathaniel is hoping to achieve a feat no Nigerian has ever attained at the World Championships.
She will on Tuesday evening file out in the women's 400m hurdles event as she seeks a historic final ticket at the ongoing IAAF World Championships.
On Monday, at the Olympic stadium in London, she made it a dream IAAF World Championships debut as she ran a new personal best of 55.30 seconds to qualify for the semi-final of the women's 400m hurdles.
The Nigerian, drawn in lane 3 of the fifth and final heat in the first round was impressive as she placed third to pick one of the four automatic slots on offer.
She has thus become the fifth Nigerian woman after Maria Usifo (1987),Omolade Akinremi (1995),Muizat Ajoke Odumosu (2009 and 2011) and Amaka Ogoegbunam (2009) to qualify for the semi-final of the event.
No Nigerian has made it to the final of the event in the history of the championships.