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U20 Championships: Team Nigeria wins 4 gold, finishes 3rd overall

Some members of Team Nigeria at the Championship
Some members of Team Nigeria at the Championship

Team Nigeria won a gold and bronze medal on the final day to cap up a remarkable performance at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nigeria finished the Championship’s 3rd on the medals table among the over 100 competing countries.

The 4×400m and 4×100m women relay teams accounted for the final day medals that increased Nigeria’s haul to 4 Gold and 3 Bronze medals.

Top 10 countries on the medal table

Nigeria’s former international athlete, Olympic medalist and now a special adviser to the Sports Minister, Mary Onyali, described Team Nigeria’s performance as a sign of great things to come.

“There are so many reasons to celebrate what Team Nigeria achieved in Kenya when you look at the tones of national and African records broken and set by our team.

“You also need to think about the hard work and level of preparation for this Championships.

“Surely, these are signs that Nigeria’s future is bright in athletics. We have a solid foundation to build an enduring and fruitful future on,” Onyali stated.

The next World Athletics U20 Championships holds in Colombia next year.

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