Team Nigeria has recorded 3 gold and 2 bronze medals so far at the ongoing U-20 World Athletics Championships taking place in Nairobi, Kenya .
Nigeria’s Mixed 4×400m relay team started the gold rush before Imaobong Nse Uko(400m women) and Udodi Onwuzurike(200m men)won the finals of their events in dominant fashion. Favour Ofili(200m women) and Chinacherem Nnamdi(Javelin) won Team Nigeria’s Bronze medals.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has announced cash awards for the athletes, they are to receive $5000 for Gold, $3000 for Silver and $2000 for Bronze medals. Although it will be the first time that athletes at the World Athletics U20 Championships would ever be financially rewarded for their performances