By Johnny Edward;
Nigeria's trio of Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Margaret Bamgbose have qualified for the semi-finals of the 400m event at the ongoing 2017 IAAF World Championship in London, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Ajayi came third in Heat Two with a time of 51.58s behind Shaunae Miller Uibo from the Bahamas who clocked a time of 50.97 second to finish first ahead of second placed Stephenie Ann Mcpherson from Jamaica who completed the race with a time of 51.72s.
In Heat Five, Patience Okon-George came second with a time of 51.83s behind USA's Quanera Hayes who won the race with a time of 51.43. Zoey Clark was third with a time of 51.88s.
Margaret Bamgbose came third in Heat Six with a time of 51.57s to qualify for the semis, finishing behind Jamaica's Chrisann Gordon who clocked a time of 51.14 and Amantle Montsho from Botswana who had 51.37.
Meanwhile, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor will compete in Heat Three Sunday evening for a place in the finals of the women's 100m event at the ongoing event in London.
Running in lane 5, Okagbare, who holds a personal best time of 10.79s will compete against Asha Philip, Salome Kora, Tori Bowie, Gina Luckenkemper, Murielle Ahoure Natasha Morrison and Michelle-Lee Ahye.