Nigeria’s men and women’s 4x100m relay teams will begin their quest for a medal at the ongoing IAAF World Championship in Doha Qatar on Friday.
The men’s quartet of Divine Oduduru, Raymond Ekevwo, Utshoritse Itsekiri, and Seun Ogunlewe will attempt to reach the final 12 years after the country the last final.
The team ran 38.59 seconds at the African game in Rabat to win the silver medal back in August, but they will have to perform better than that to stand a chance of automatic qualifications to the semis.
The team will try to emulate the quartet of Osmond Ezinwa, Olapade Adeniken, Francis Obikwelu and Davidson Ezinwa who won Silver for the country in 1997 editions in Greece.
The Nigerian women team led by Blessing Okagbare will also attempt to reach the final, but they will have to run a sub-43 second to stand a chance.
The team ran 43.49 seconds to claim the gold medal at the All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco without Okagbare who left the team for the diamond league in Switzerland.
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