2023 African Games: Olajide wins bronze medal in women’s 100m final

National champion Olayinka Olajide has claimed Nigeria’s first medal in athletics at the ongoing 13th African Games after finishing third in the women’s 100-metre final on Tuesday.

Olajide, participating in her first senior international tournament for Nigeria, claimed the Bronze medal with a time of 11.55 seconds, to become the first woman in over a decade to clinch a podium finish at the Games.

The 21-year-old finished behind 2019 silver medallist Gina Bass of Gambia, who ran a time of 11.36 seconds (-1.5) to claim the gold medal, and Liberia’s Maia McCoy, who settled for he silver medal with a time of 11.49 seconds.

Nigeria’s other representative in the women’s 100m final, Justina Eyakpobeyan, finished in fifth place with a time of 11.60 seconds.

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