Team Nigeria continued its below average performance at the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia following the failure to secure a final spot in the women’s 200m event.
African Queen of the tracks Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor won the gold at the last edition in Glasgow, Scotland four years ago but no Nigerian sprinter made it to the final scheduled to take place on Thursday.
Team Nigeria representatives Janet Idamadudu (23.69 secs) and Isoken Igbinosun (24.03) raced in two of the three semi finals on Wednesday and finished seventh respectively thus missing out on Thursday’s final.
Yinka Ajayi also continued Team Nigeria’s dismal outing in the track and field event on Day Seven (Wednesday) as she finished in eighth place finish in the women’s 400m with a poor time of 52.26 secs at the Carrara Stadium Track.
Bostwana’s Amantle Montsho (50.15) won gold while Anastasia Le-roy of Jamaica (50.57) and her compatriot Stephanie McPherson (50.93) won silver and bronze respectively.
In a related development, Team Nigeria has dropped to the 10th spot on the overall medals’ table with four gold and four silver medals since there was no medal recorded during Wednesday’s outing.
South Africa are the other African country in the Top 10 standing after they moved up to fourth position with 10 gold, seven silver and nine bronze medals.