AFRICA TO THE OLYMPICS: Nigeria, Ghana, and Liberia in wild celebrations after punching 4x100m tickets to Paris

Watch the surreal moment West African athletes united to celebrate at the World Relays after qualifying for the Paris Olympics.

In the highlight of the World Relay Championships, the Nigerian, Ghanaian and Liberian 4x100m teams witnessed wild celebrations after securing their ticket to the Paris Olympics.

The Nigerian women's 4 x 100m quartet of Tiana Iakpobyan, Favor Ofili, Olayinka Olajide, and Tema Godbless began qualifying for the All-Africa team after winning their second Olympic round qualifier in a season's best (SB) of 42.71 seconds, thus overtaking Switzerland for second place.

The Nigerian 4x100m quartet of Olayinka Olajide, Tiana Iakpobiyan, Favor Ofili and Tema Godbliss has successfully qualified for the Paris Olympics.

The Ghanaian and Nigerian teams then reignited their rivalry after being locked in the same competition in which Joseph Paul Amoah led his country and his teammates (Ibrahim Fuseini, Isaac Botsio and Benjamin Azamati) to a convincing victory in 38.29 seconds.

The Nigerian quartet of Odudi Onwuzurike, Kunsay Ekanem, Alaba Akintola and Carlington Anonangba clinched the final qualifying spot with a time of 38.57 seconds.

Ghana and Nigeria have both punched their tickets in the men's 4×100 metres

Meanwhile, Joseph Vahnbulle did the unthinkable as Liberia's anchor leg in soaring temperatures, taking his team (Akeem Sirleaf, Emmanuel Matadi, Jabex Reeves) from fifth place to a national record (NR) of 38.65 seconds for the first time on Launching for his country. Olympic qualification in this event.

After the races were over, all the teams joined in wild celebrations in the mixed zone, displaying African esprit de corps on rare occasions such as the World Relay Championships.

Their celebratory mood not only caught the attention of fans and journalists on the field, but also made many track legends and enthusiasts react to how much the sport needs such rare moments regardless of the competition.

Here are some reactions below.

African nations dominated the final day of the World Relay Championships as most of their teams secured qualification to the Paris Olympics, while Botswana won the men's 4x400m final.


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