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Sports News of Wednesday, 3 August 2022


Commonwealth Games 2022: The fastest times run by Nigerian athletes ahead of the 100m semis

A collage of Favour Ashe, Nzubechi  Nwokocha and Raymond Ekevwo A collage of Favour Ashe, Nzubechi Nwokocha and Raymond Ekevwo

The Commonwealth Games 2022 edition is currently ongoing in Birmingham, UK with Nigeria contesting keenly.

Nigeria has so far won 8 medals: 3 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze.

Nigeria currently sits in 10th position on the medal table.

Tuesday, July 2, saw some fine performances from Nigerian athletes in the 100m heat event.

Let's take a look at the different times run by these athletes heading into today's semi-finals.

Favour Ashe - 10.12s

Nigeria's fastest man won heat one with a time of 10.12 seconds to secure automatic qualification to the semis, beating the likes of Nethaneel Blake (10.14secs) of England and St Kitts and Nevis’ Nadale Buntin (10.37secs).

Raymond Ekevwo - 10.14s

Ekevwo also won the men's 100m heat 4 with a time of 10.14 seconds to beat Jamaica's Kemar Cole (10.15secs).

Godson Oghenebrume - 10.36s

Oghenebrume also finished third in heat 6 with a time of 10.36 seconds to qualify for the semis. He finished behind Yupun Abeykoon (10.06secs) from Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago’s Kion Benjamin (10.34secs).

Nzubechi Nwokocha - 10.99s

Nwokocha also finished first in the women's 100m heat 1 with a time of 10.99 ahead of Zoe Hobbs (11.09secs) from New Zealand and England’s Asha Philip (11.27secs).

Rosemary Chukwuma - 11.02s

Chukwuma also finished first in the women's heat 4 after clocking a time of 11.02 seconds to finish above Botswana’s Oarabile Tshosa (11.40secs) and Guyana’s Jasmine Abrams (11.41secs).

Joy Udo-Gabriel - 11.43s

Udo-Gabriel also finished in third place in the women's 100m heat race after recording her season-best time of 11.41 seconds behind Michelle-Lee Ahye (11.14secs) from Trinidad and Tobago and Tynia Gaither (11.19secs)from The Bahamas.