Nigeria has a World Relays to forget


By Yemi Olus

“THE more things change, the more they stay the same.” French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr may not have had Nigeria in mind when he coined this phrase, but it appears that we are still stuck with the old way of doing things as played out during the IAAF World Relays held in Yokohama, Japan, last weekend.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – MAY 02: Blessing Okagbare, Regina George, Dominiue Duncan, and Christy Udoh of Nigeria celebrat on the podium after winning the final of the women?s of the 4 x 200 metres on day one of the IAAF World Relays at Thomas Robinson Stadium on May 2, 2015 in Nassau, Bahamas. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for IAAF/AFP

Nigeria was in Yokohama with 11 home based athletes – five male and six female athletes, to compete in the men’s 4x100m and 4x200m relay events, and the women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relays. The goal of competing in this championship was to secure qualification in the men and women’s 4x100m, and the women’s 4x400m ahead of the…

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