If the qualification window for the Tokyo Olympics were to be shut today, Nigeria will have the women’s 4x100m relay team battling for one of the three medals on offer at the Games.
This followed the official release on Monday of the qualification ranking of countries bidding to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics by World Athletics after the end of the two-day World Relays in Poland.
In the women’s 4x100m event, only two slots are available after the conclusion of the World Relays.
Brazil occupies 15th position while Nigeria is 16th based on World Athletics top list of performances drawn from May 2019 till Monday May 3rd, 2021.
This means that the Nigerian team only needs to compete in more relay events, run faster than the 43.05 seconds achieved in Doha in 2019 and stay ahead of some of its major competitors which include Australia (17), Kazakhstan (18), Canada (19) and Ghana (20).