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Nigerian Athlete Qualify For 200m Semi final By Chance At World Athletics Championship

At the point when Nigerian Athlete Alaba Akintola figured he wouldn’t have a chance of winning a medal for Nigeria at the ongoing 2023 World Athletics Championship, in Budapest, Hungary, karma podium on him.

Alaba Akintola represented team Nigeria in the Men’s 200-meter race recently, August 23, and completed fourth which typically ought to end his desire for competing for a platform finish.

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However, after the race, it was found that a French sprinter, Ryan Zeze had been precluded for a terrible beginning even before the race finished.

Be that as it may, Zeze went on in the race and strangely completed third in front of the Nigerian Athlete who completed fourth in 20.54 seconds.

American sprinter Kenny Bednarek came out on top in the race in 20.01 seconds in front of the current silver medalist Alexander Ogando of the Dominican Republic.

Since Zeze was precluded for a terrible beginning, the Nigerian athlete moved from fourth to third and consequently qualified for the 200-meter semi-final at the 2023 World Athletics Championship.

The Nigerian athlete will fight for a spot in the final from 7:20 p.m. WAT on Thursday, August 24. He should complete in the main three to come to the last.

Meanwhile, the world 100-meter female’ hurdles champion and record holder, Tobi Amusan has qualified for the 100-meter hurdles final at the 2023 World Athletics Championship.

Amusan won heat 2 by running a remarkable 12.56s to ensure that she kept up with her drive to protect her world title which she won in Oregon, the United States last year.