Nigeria exits the 4x400m mixed relays after placing seventh in its heats at the world championships.

Nigeria exits the 4x400m mixed relays after placing seventh in its heats at the world championships.

Nigeria’s quartet, Dubem Nwachukwu, Patience Okon George, Ezekiel Nathaniel, and Imaobong Nse Uko will play no further part in the 4x400m mixed relay event at this year’s World Athletics Championships after finishing 7th in Heat 2.

Although the time of 3:14:38 which they ran was a season-best, it was not enough to take even one of the non-automatic qualification spots.

Nwachukwu ran an impressive lead leg from the 9th lane, but when time Okon took over Nigeria fell back. Uko who ran anchor couldn’t improve on the position Nathaniel was on when he handed her the baton.

Nigeria finished 12th out of 16 in the overall ranking.

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