Nigeria registered its name at the podium of XXI Commonwealth Games by winning silver and bronze in women’s 4X100m and 4X400m relays at Carrara Stadium on Saturday.
In the 4×400 metres, Nigeria finished second with a time of 3:25.29 behind Jamaica’s 3:24.00 while Botswana came third finishing with a time of 3:26.86.
In the keenly contested final, England came fourth finishing with a time of 3:27.21 while the host, Australia came fifth finishing at 3:27.43.
Nigeria’s Patience Okon-George, Glory Nathaniel, Praise Idamadudu and Yinka Ajayi, did the nation proud at the event.
Folasade Abugan and Rita Onome were on reserve.
Nigeria also got bronze in the women’s 4X100m relay behind England and Jamaica.
Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma ran the race for Nigeria.
Jennifer Madu and Isoken Igbinosen were on Nigeria’s reserve for the race.
Chukwuma anchored the race at 42.75 behind England 42.46 and Jamaica’s 42.52.
Murphy Adaji, coach, Kids N Play, an FCT athletics club that produced Chukwuma said: “I give God the glory for her performance.
“Chukwuma could not participate in women’s 100m because they said she had not acclimatised but God still shows His greatness in 4X100m relay.
“If Nigeria continues to look out for genuine talents like this, we will soon get back to glorious days,” he said.
Nigeria has already got nine gold, eight silver and six bronze in the fiesta which will end on Sunday. The Games started on April 4. (NAN)