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2024 World Relays Championship: Sports Minister Congratulates Team Nigeria on 2024 Olympics Qualification

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The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh extends heartfelt congratulations to Team Nigeria athletes for their impressive performances so far at the World Relays Championship in the Bahamas, as they secured qualification for the 4×400 mixed relays and 4×400 men’s relay event at the 2024 Olympics Games in Paris.

Speaking on the remarkable achievement, Senator John Owan Enoh stated, “I am immensely proud of our Team Nigeria athletes for their exceptional performance at the World Relays Championship, which has secured two qualification tickets for the Olympic Games already. Their dedication, determination, and resilience have brought honor to our nation, and I congratulate them on this milestone.”

The Nigerian men’s 4x400m quartet of Dubem Nwachukwu, Dubem Amene, Sikiru Adeyemi, and Chidi Okezie showcased their prowess on the track, clocking a remarkable time of 3:01.70 to secure qualification for the Olympic Games. This achievement marks the fastest time by a Nigerian male 4x400m team since the Bronze-winning team of James Godday, Musa Audu, Saul Weigopwa, and Enefiok Udo-Obong at the Athens 2004 Olympics.

In the mixed 4x400m relay event, Team Nigeria’s quartet of Samuel Ogazi, Ella Onojuvwevwo, Chidi Okezie, and Esther Elo Joseph delivered an impressive performance, finishing second in their heat with a time of 3:13.79. This outstanding performance secured their spot at the Olympics for the second consecutive time.

Senator John Owan Enoh emphasized the importance of continued hard work and perseverance as Team Nigeria athletes aim for further Olympic qualification tickets in their remaining events. He expressed confidence in their abilities and encouraged them to strive for excellence as they represent Nigeria on the global stage.

As Team Nigeria celebrates this momentous achievement, Senator John Owan Enoh reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to supporting and empowering Nigerian athletes to excel in their respective sports, and be in the best shape towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

 

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