Imaobong Uko today won Nigeria’s second gold medal at the ongoing World U-20 Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya from the women’s 400 metres with a time of 51.55 seconds.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Uko, running in lane six, came from behind to beat Poland’s Kornelia Lesiewicz to second position (51.97).
Sylvia Chelangat of Kenya finished third in a time of 52.23.
Uko’s win is also her new personal career best.
An elated Uko after the race said the feat will definitely signal the beginning of greater heights in her career.