Nigeria dominated the U18 and U20 Women’s 200m final as Favour Ofili struck gold in the former and Rosemary Chukwuma claimed victory in the latter on Day 4 of competition at the African U20 and U18 Championships currently taking place at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Both athletes have now won two gold medals apiece at the championships following Ofili’s victory in the Girls’ 400m where she clocked a new personal best time of 52.27s and Chukwuma’s triumph in the Women’s 100m on Wednesday.
Ofili bested the field to win with yet another new personal best of 23.39s with compatriot Anita Taviore finishing just behind to bag silver in the Girls’ 200m.
On her part, Chukwuma clocked a time of 23.81s on her way to claiming gold in the Women’s 200m ahead of South Africa’s Antoinette Val Merwe who finished in second place and Nigerian Esther Okon who finished third.
Other Nigerian athletes in competition on Friday didn’t fare as well as the duo of Enoch Adegoke and Favour Ekpekpe could only manage 4th and 5th respectively in the men’s 200m final.
After four days of competition, Nigeria’s medal haul now stands at nineteen with nine gold, one silver, and nine bronze medals.