Nwokocha and Chukwuma lose the women’s 100-meter race.
Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha, who represented Team Nigeria and were medal contenders, were unsuccessful on Wednesday night in the 100-meter women’s final at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022.
Both competitors returned in 11.17 seconds and 11.18 seconds, placing them fourth and fifth, respectively, in the women’s final. Nigeria finished the day without scoring a point, staying in tenth place overall.
The Jamaicans Elaine Thompson-Herah, Julien Alfred, and Englishman Daryll Neita, who won the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively, finished ahead of the Nigerians.
Raymond Ekevwo, Favour Ashe, and Godson Brume were all unable to get to the men’s 100-meter final.
Mike Edwards placed sixth in the men’s high jump despite making three unsuccessful attempts to clear the 2.22m bar.
However, Patience Okon-George, a quarter-miler, qualified for the women’s 400-meter semi-finals after clocking a time of 52.63 seconds to place fourth in her heat.
She qualified for the semi-finals as one of the fastest non-automatic qualifiers thanks to her performance.
Samson Nathaniel and Dubem Amene, who also advanced from Heat 1 of the men’s 400m, will try to increase their chances of winning a medal when the competition resumes on Thursday (today).
The effort was a far cry from the team’s performance on Day 5, when African champion Chioma Onyekwere made history as the first Nigerian woman to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the Discus Throw with a 61.70m effort in her fourth attempt to overtake home girl Jade Lally, who had been in the lead from the competition’s outset with her opening throw of 57.33m.
Team Nigeria was moved back into the Top 10 on the medals chart by Onyekwere’s gold medal performance, but there was little movement on Wednesday because they were unable to add to their medal total.
In their absence, Nigeria will rely on long jumper Ese Brume, who just earned a silver medal at the world championships in Oregon, and 100-meter hurdles world champion Tobi Amusan.