Tokyo Games: Nigeria’s Nwokocha Advances To Semis In Women’s 200m

Tokyo Games: Nigeria's Nwokocha Advances To Semis In Women's 200m

Team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha moved to the Semi-Finals in the women’s 200metres on Monday in Tokyo at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games.

Nwokocha ran a personal best of 22.47 seconds to finish third in heat 1 of the event to gain one of the automatic tickets to the semi-finals.

Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou had won the heat with 22.30, while the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo was second with 22.40.

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Newmen had reported that the 20-year-old Nigerian had reached the semi-finals of the women’s 100m event, where she ran an 11.07 on Sunday.

It had only helped her to place fifth in semi-final 3, a result that was not enough for her to move to the final which was ran later in the day.

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But this was after she had ran another personal best 11.00 to place third from heat 5 on Saturday in the event’s round one to progress to the semi-finals.

The women’s 200m semi-finals are due for later on Monday, while the final is slated for Tuesday, August 3 2021.

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