Nigeria’s fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, on Wednesday led Team Nigeria’s 4x100m women’s relay to the final of the event in 42.55secs.
The quartet made up of Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa trailed Germany that won the heat with 42.18 secs to the finish line in second place.
USA’s women’s 4×100 relay team, who ran in the same heat as Team Nigeria but dramatically lost out of the final due to an obstruction from a Brazilian runner, have been reinstated.
In the other heat, Veronica Campbell-Brown and dethroned 100m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led Jamaica to the final in 41.93secs.
New sprint queen, Elaine Thompson did not take part in the heat but is expected to lead the Jamaican push for the 4x100m gold in the final race