Inspired by the Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion, Tobi Amusan, the Nigerian team on Sunday won the relay race with a new African record of 42.10 seconds.
The team, comprising of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rose Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha emerged as winners of the 4x100m Women’s relay race, making it Nigeria’s 11th gold medal in Birmingham and a historic Commonwealth Games medal.
Record-setting Tobi Amusan started the race for Nigeria and expertly handed over the baton to Favour Ofili who won the medal for Nigeria.
Earlier, the quartet of Udodi Onwuzurike, Favour Ashe, Alaba Akintola and Raymond Ekevwo also gave a good show to secure the bronze medal in the men’s 4x100m event won by the English team.
Nigeria has now equalled her best-ever show at the Commonwealth Games and is on course to make it the best ever with at least two more gold medal possibilities.