Samuel Ogazi who ran in a stacked field, the delivered a brilliant performance in the men’s U18 400m, returning a personal best of 46.01s to claim the win. He held of Kenya’s Samuel Tolli who finished second in 46.18s and Leedert Koekemort was third in 46.31s. During the heat, he clocked a then PB of 46.7s.
Opeyemi Deborah Oke, took gold in the women’s U20 400m in a time of 52.67s bettering her previous best, by almost a second. Her compatriot Ada Princess Bright was third in 54.05s.
Faith Okwose the double sprint national silver medalist ran a gutsy race powering from behind to win the girl’s U18 100m in a brilliant 11.53s (-1.4m/s) just edging out her compatriot Justiana Tiana Eyakpobeyan who returned an 11.55s with South Africa’s Reabaka Matshitshe claiming the bronze in 11.77s.
For the boy’s U18, Sunday Israel just missed out on a podium finish finishing fourth in 10.61s despite qualifying as a top favorite.
The women’s U20 category, Tima Godbless despite arriving late to the competition, returned a time of 11.45s (-0.4m/s) to claim the gold medal leading a Nigerian 1-3 finish as Rejoice Adijatu Sule finished 3rd in 11.77s
Kayinsola Ajayi’s win in the 100m for the men’s U20 category marked the third gold medal for team Nigeria as he clocked an impressive 10.51s (-1.4m/s) to claim the title while his teammate, Kingsley Unorji was ran out of it in 4th in 10.63s.
In the women’s equivalent, Onyinye Favour Onyah ran a brilliant 54.05s a new personal best ,a race won by South Africa’s Colene Scheepers in 53.78s.
Meanwhile in the field events, Ewa Peace claimed silver in the women’s U18 high jump scaling a height of 1.69m, while her teammate God’sgift Rukevwe Nwagbogwu sailed so close to the 7m mark just dropping and landing in 6.97m (1.1m/s). In the men’s U18 Long jump finals securing a bronze medal.
Thus, bringing Nigeria’s medal tally to eleven at the end of day 2.