Nigeria failed to win any medals at the 2018 World Indoor Championships which ended in Birmingham, England, on Sunday for the fifth consecutive time.
United States-based Tobi Amusan gave Nigeria hope when she qualified for the 60m hurdles final in 7.91 on Saturday, but she was only good enough for the seventh place (8.05) as USA’s Kendra Harrisson won the title in a new 7.70 seconds personal best and championships record.
The Nigerian women 4x400m relay team failed to compete in the event as the quartet of Patience Okon-George, Regina George, Yinka Ajayi and Glory Nathaniel failed to show up at the championship.
Okon-George also failed to participate in her 400m event. Lindsay Lindley placed fifth in the second semifinal of the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.08secs.
Chidi Okezie ran a rather disappointing 48.53 to place 17th out of 18 participants in the men’s 400m semi-final. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi could only hurl 19.78m to place 14th out of the 16 contestants in the men’s shot put.
The last time Nigeria won a medal at the World Indoor was 10 years ago when African record holder in the men’s 100m Olusoji Fasuba won gold in men’s 60m in Valencia.