IAAF World Championships: Okagbare, Amusan Fall In London
It's finally all over.
Medals have simply refused to fall on Team Nigeria at the ongoing IAAF World Championship in London.
The last set of prospects for individual medals, Tobi Amusan and Blessing Okagbare failed to hit the right mark on Friday night; hence the tales of woes continued for Team Nigeria at the World Championships which ends on Sunday.
Okagbare the only Nigerian to have made it as far as the final in her event; finished in distant eighth position in the Women's Long Jump.
American, Brittney Reese who lost his grandfather two weeks ago beat Okagbare and co to win the gold medal.
After her win she said: "It has been an emotional few weeks for me after my grandfather passed away two weeks ago. But I was doing this for him and I know he would have been cheering for me. I'm a stronger person than I probably think I am. It has shown me mentally at my best.
"I am feeling great right now and as far as I am concerned, I'll be continuing on to Tokyo 2020. I'm not done yet, I can assure you."
On their part, the Nigerian duo of Lindsay Lindley and Tobi Amusan who had struggled to qualify for the semi finals could not go beyond that mark after registering poor times in their respective races.
Running in Heat 1, Lindsay finished in 7th place with a time of 13.18secs while Amusan who has consistently run under 13 seconds failed to hit the right rhythm in her race where she finished 4th with a time of 13.04secs.
Though not realistic, the only hope for medals for Nigeria is now in the 4x400m and 4x100m Women’s relays.