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Tokyo 2020: Nwokocha Through To 200m Semis


On Monday in Tokyo, team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha has advanced to the semi-finals in the women’s event.

In heat 1 of the event, Nwokocha ran a personal best of 22.47 seconds to finish third and got one of the automatic tickets to the semi-finals.

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

Compatriot Blessing Okagbare could have joined Nwokocha but she was disqualified from the competition after failing a drug test.

She is one of Nigeria’s remaining hopes for a medal at the games.

Meanwhile, Earlier on Monday, Team Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan had placed fourth in the women’s 100m hurdles final.

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