Nwokocha anchors women’s 4x100m quartet to new African Record 42.22


Grace Nwokocha ran an outstanding anchor leg to pull the Nigerian women’s 4x100m relay quartet into the fourth position, missing the final, but setting a new African record of 42.22 seconds at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

The team made up of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Rosemary Chukwuma, Favour Ofili and Grace Nwokocha smashed the 30-year old national and continental record set by the quartet of Beatrice Utondu, Faith Idehen, Christy Opara-Thompson and Mary Onyali at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.