… US sets 4x100m world record
Nigeria’s women 4x400m relay team battled their way into today’s Olympic final, but they will have to improve if they are to have a chance of a medal.
Though the team finished fourth in their heat won by Jamaica, their time of 3:26.29secs was still enough to see them through as one of the best losers from the two heats. The time returned by the Nigerian quartet anchored by Regina George was their season’s best.
Meanwhile, things fell apart Friday night for Team Nigeria after the women team finished fourth in the final of the 4x100m relay won by the USA team, who set a new world record time of 40.82secs to win gold, ahead of Jamaica, whose time of 41.41secs, earned them the silver. Ukraine scooped the bronze, while Nigeria came fourth in a time of 42.64secs.