By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria’s 4x100m relay team of Seye Ogunlewe, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Usheoritse Itsekiri, and Enoch Adegoke have qualified for the final of the event at the ongoing Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The quartet placed third in the men’s 4x100m relay round 1- Heat 2 with a time of 38.52 seconds, behind the English and Jamaican teams at the Carrara Stadium Park.
The English 4x100m relay team won the race with a time of 38.15 seconds while the Jamaicans came second with a time of 38.44 seconds.
The Nigerian quartet will compete in lane 7 of the men’s 4x100m relay final billed for Saturday.
In the men’s 4x400m relay round 1 Heat 1, Nigeria’s quartet of Orukpe Eraiyokan, Samson Nathaniel, Salihu Isah and Chidi Okezie missed out on a chance to reach the final of the event after they were disqualified in their race.
In the men’s Javelin throw qualifying round-Group A, Nigeria’s Samuel Kure did not qualify for the final.
Kure placed eight with a throw of 73.49. The throw was his personal best.