Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:15 pm
Team Nigeria’s Tosin Oke on Wednesday advanced to the final of the men’s triple jump event at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
It was however another sad story from Nigerian sprint queen Blessing Okagbare as she dropped out of the women’s 200 metres event from the heats.
Oke, whose season best is 16.98 and personal best 17.23, leapt 16.74 metres in his third attempt to place sixth in Heat A and advance to Thursday’s final.
The Nigerian, who placed 11th overall in the standings of the two heats, had a no-jump in his first attempt and 14.70 in his second attempt.
The World Athletics Championships holding at Beijing’s National Stadium began on Saturday and will end on Sunday.