IAAF World Championships: Team Nigeria Continues Chase For Medals
The days are ticking away and the medal prospects are getting leaner for Team Nigeria.
All hope is not lost as the country’s contingent will later on Monday continue in their quest for what has so far been a chase for elusive medals.
Former national champion, Tosin Oke will be leading the roll call while competing in the Men’s Triple jump event.
Oke, who holds a personal season’s best of 16.70m is in London as African champion having claimed top prize at the African Championships last year in Durban, South Africa.
This is the third time Oke will be competing at the World Championships after making his debut in 2009 at the 12th edition of the IAAF flagship event in Berlin, Germany.
He was a finalist two years ago in Beijing, China at the 15th edition of the championships where his 16.81m saw him finishing as the eighth best triple jumper at the event.
The UK-based athlete now also into coaching will be hoping to bow out on a high.
The Nigerian trio of Patience George-Okon, Yinka Ajayi and Margret Bamgbose will be chasing qualification for the 400m finals.
Lastly, Glory Nathaniel will be making her debut show in the World Championships as she competes in Heat 5 of the Women’s Hurdles event.
Goodluck Team Nigeria!