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Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Nobody: 9:07pm On Aug 14, 2014
The Nigerian quartet of Patience George, Regina George, Ada Benjamin & Folashade Abugan won the gold in a time of 3 mins 28.87 seconds.

Kenya (3 mins 32.26 seconds) and Botswana (3 mins 40.28 seconds) came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Havilah93(m): 9:21pm On Aug 14, 2014
Nice. . .

We own the african tracks. . .cool

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by bambostic: 9:57pm On Aug 14, 2014
http://makingofchampions.net/2014/08/14/nigerias-golden-girls-win-4x400m-title-as-curtain-falls-on-2014-african-championships/

Nigeria’s outstanding 4x400m women’s relay team capped a remarkable season with their fourth back-to-back title at the African Championships on the final day of competition in Marrakech, Morocco. The team comprising of Patience George Okon, Regina George, Ada Benjamin and Folashade Abugan consolidated on the team's impressive performance this season by sprinting to their first GOLD medal of 2014 with a time of 3:28.87s, with Kenya and Botswana following in their wake in second and third with 3:32.26s and 3:40.28s respectively.

The team won bronze at the inaugural IAAF World Relays in May, and then upgraded to silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow barely two weeks ago, before striking gold in Marrakech. It remains to be seen the colour of silverware they would claim when the IAAF Continental Cup gets underway in Marrakech a month from now!

Their male counterparts also won their first medal of the season as they took silver in 3:03.09 as they relinquished their crown to Botswana, who had the current record holder over 400m, Isaac Makwala as the anchor leg of the race. Botswana took the title with a National Record (NR) of 3:01.89s, while Kenya finished in third place with 3:07.35s. Noah Akwu, Robert Simmons, Miles Ukaoma and Amaechi Morton represented Nigeria in the race.

The first medal of the evening was won by Amaka Ogoegbunam in the women’s 400m hurdles, as she finished second in the 400m hurdles behind South Africa’s Wenda Theron Nel who clocked 55.32s to win gold. The Nigerian champion posted 55.46s while Kenya’s Francisca Koki finished third with a National Record of 55.84s.

Chinwe Okoro added another silver in the women’s shot put event where she recorded a distance of 16.40m, while Cameroun’s Sally Dongmo won with 16.84m. Nwanneka Okwelogu placed fourth with 15.14m. The duo won GOLD and Silver in the discus event the day before, with Okoro taking the title with a National Record (NR) of 59.79m.

Dominique Duncan was a surprise Bronze medallist in the women’s 200m as defending champion Gloria Asumnu relinquished her title to Cote D’Ivoire’s Murielle Ahouré who won the crown in 22.36s, while her team mate, Marie Ta Lou Gonezie placed second with 22.87s. Duncan returned a time of 22.98s while Asumnu and Regina George finished fifth and sixth respectively with 23.31s and 23.53s respectively.

In the men’s 200m, Nigeria’s only finalist, Divine Oduduru finished in sixth with a time of 20.81s, in the race that was won by Cote d’Ivoire’s Wilfried Koffi Hua who added the 200m title with an NR of 20.25s to the 100m crown he won two days earlier. Oduduru, who ran a wind-assisted 20.25s in Oregon last month to claim a World Junior Silver said after the race that Nigerians should expect more from him in the near future.
National Champion in the women’s triple jump, Blessing Ibukun Ibrahim, finished in third with a leap of 13.35m, behind Cameroun’s Joelle Mbumi who took gold in 14.02m, and Nadia Eke of Ghana (13.40m).

Overall Nigeria finished second on the medals table with eight gold, nine silver and seven bronze medals, while South Africa take over as the Continent’s Champions with ten gold, five silver and four bronze medals. Kenya (seven gold, eight silver, ten bronze medals), Botswana (four gold, one silver, one bronze) and Cote d’Ivoire (three gold, four silver, one bronze) completed the list of teams in the Top 5. It will be recalled that Nigeria emerged overall champions in the last edition of the Championship, which was held in Port Novo, Benin Republic two years ago.

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Nobody: 10:00pm On Aug 14, 2014
^^
The Women's 4x100m have also won 4 consecutive AAC GOLD medals! nigerian women are truly the sprint queens of Africa!!

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by HonourablePomk: 4:05am On Aug 15, 2014
They are trying amidst difficulties
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by urhoboman(m): 4:06am On Aug 15, 2014
Kudos to them. This is what I yearn to see on front page. Not ebola news.

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Jhosh(m): 4:11am On Aug 15, 2014
They should better invest wisely with d money dem go get cuz 1nce dey are used.Dem gonna be dumped.Nob 9ja we dey?

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by chuqudy(m): 4:17am On Aug 15, 2014
We are moving forward
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by segradino(m): 4:26am On Aug 15, 2014
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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by ERCROSS(m): 4:28am On Aug 15, 2014
keep it up guyz..

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by ichommy(m): 4:41am On Aug 15, 2014
Awesome
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Afrok(m): 4:52am On Aug 15, 2014
If only terrorists (humans and diseases) terrorizing Nigeria can come out and challenge our female athletes on the track and field, they'll all be history by now even though their days(terrorists) are numbered.
Nigeria female athletes doing Nigeria and Africa proud since Eve was created out of Adam.
God bless our athletes (males and females), God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Ahmed0336(m): 4:53am On Aug 15, 2014
Thumbs up to these lovely looking African Queens.
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Kessythegeek(m): 4:54am On Aug 15, 2014
the girl on my far left tho undecided
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Jamexjulius(m): 4:56am On Aug 15, 2014
FRONT PAGE THINGS....SINCE 2008
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by LMAyedun(m): 5:13am On Aug 15, 2014
Beauriful girls, doing us proud.
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by stinggy(m): 5:15am On Aug 15, 2014
Despite Boko H and ebola, Nigeria keeps shining...cool
the land is green

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Evathyst(f): 5:34am On Aug 15, 2014
Make me self enter front page after many months abeg. I can't fit to shout jare....

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by englishmart(m): 5:40am On Aug 15, 2014
Congratulations.
But hope they didn't go anywhere near zobo.

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by sapientia1(m): 5:48am On Aug 15, 2014
Congratulations

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by gameboi: 6:12am On Aug 15, 2014
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by abduldope(m): 6:13am On Aug 15, 2014
Na wao wetin I de fynd here sef
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by KingAdeOluomo1(m): 6:48am On Aug 15, 2014
CFCfan: The Nigerian quartet of Patience George, Regina George, Ada Benjamin & Folashade Abugan won the gold in a time of 3 mins 28.87 seconds.

Kenya (3 mins 32.26 seconds) and Botswana (3 mins 40.28 seconds) came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Gold bless Nigeria

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Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Abimloaded(m): 6:58am On Aug 15, 2014
congratulobia!!!!!
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Kaxmytex(m): 7:03am On Aug 15, 2014
Jux can't wait......


I want 2 see diz babes at d olympic......
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by TheRealAdonye(m): 7:17am On Aug 15, 2014
A country that makes being Gay illegal and yet a Gay athlete is winning medals for it.. Gotta love my country though. .
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Nobody: 7:23am On Aug 15, 2014
TheRealAdonye: A country that makes being Gay illegal and yet a Gay athlete is winning medals for it.. Gotta love my country though. .

Who is the gay athlete?
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Raxxye(m): 7:26am On Aug 15, 2014
Congrats to the golden girls!


BTW, the women's time of 3.28 mins gave them gold, while the men's time of 3.03 could only fetch silver. So much for equality of men and women!
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by josfamdl(m): 7:47am On Aug 15, 2014
comgrats,
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by jibbish(m): 7:48am On Aug 15, 2014
On African Soil,dem neva born dia MaMa but on foreign soil, dey r learners
Re: Nigeria Wins Women's 4x400m Gold At The African Athletics Championships by Nobody: 8:16am On Aug 15, 2014
bad day for them,but nonetheless they tried

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