Nigeria’s brightest hope at the IAAF Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, Oluwatobiloba Amusan who has been tipped for the top prize in the women’s100m hurdles has promised to deliver the gold, which could be Nigeria’s only medal. Oluwatobiloba Amusan .
The University of Texas El Paso undergraduate takes to the track this morning armed with the best resume to win the race with her 12.83 seconds world leading time in the Under-20. “By God’s grace everything is under control. I am looking forward to competing,” said Amusan, who joined the team from her base in the USA. Nigeria’s other hurdler, Bashiru Abdullahi, despite running a personal best of 13.58 seconds, failed to reach the final of the men’s 110m hurdles decided yesterday.
Mercy Ntia-Obong scraped through to the women’s 100m final that will be decided today. She ran 11.58 seconds in her semi-final heat. She has to come up with an 11. 2 seconds run to be assured of a medal in the highly competitive event where US athlete Candice Hill ran 11.12 to set a championships record in her semi-final heat. Polish Ewa Swaboda had the second fastest time 11.17 seconds. Emmanuel Arowolo failed to make the 200m semi-final with 21.16 seconds run. Cc vanguard