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- Published on Friday, 10 August 2012 19:55
- Written by Elombah.com
United States wins Olympic gold medal in women’s 4x100-meter relay, sets world record - Nigeria narrowly missed out on what would have been their first medal today as the United States clocked 40.82 seconds to set a new world record in women's 4 x 100 metres relay at the London 2012 Olympic games today thereby breaking the
mark of 41.37 which was set in 1985 by East Germany. Nigeria's team qualified for the final of the event held took the 4th position on Friday evening.
It was not an easy feat for the team of Christy Udoh, Gloria Asumnu, Oludamola Osayomi and Blessing Okagbare who ran at 42.64 secs.
The team, running in lane two of the finals, placed fifth behind the U.S, Jamaica at 41. 41 secs and Ukraine at 42.04 secs.
Team Nigeria have not won any medal mes in the games so far.
Blessing Okagbare anchored the Nigerian team
Meanwhile in the women’s 4x400m relay, Nigeria team battled their way into the 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.