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IAAF Championships Day 5: No Medal for Nigeria yet

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Yinka Ajayi didn’t make it to the final of the women’s 400m event.

Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor could not qualify for the final of the 100m, while Glory Nathaniel, who had a personal best of 55:30secs was disqualified in the 400m Hurdles semi-finals on Tuesday.

The country will now have to shift its attention to the likes of Oluwatobiloba Amusan, a 100m hurdler who will race on Aug. 11; and the 4x400m women’s event on Aug. 12.

Ese Brume and Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will feature in the long jump later today.

Edose Ibadin, who specialises in the 800m and Samson Oghenewegba Nathaniel, a quarter-miler, also could not win any medal for the country in their respective events.

Kenya is currently placed second on the overall medals table with three gold, one silver and three bronze, South Africa is third with two gold and two bronze, Ethiopia is in the fifth position with one gold and two silver.

Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco are placed 17th with one silver each, while Tanzania is 26th on the table with one bronze medal.

The U.S. is first on the table with three gold, five silver and three bronze medals.

The competition which began on Aug. 4 will be concluded on Aug. 13.

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