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Temitope Adeshina qualifies for Paris 2024 Olympics with National Record

Temitope Adeshina qualifies for Paris 2024 Olympics with National Record

Temitope Adeshina qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics and set a new Nigerian national record in the women’s high jump at the NCAA Championships.

The 23-year-old cleared 1.97m, meeting the automatic Olympic qualification standard.

Adeshina’s jump of 1.97m was a personal best that rewrote the Nigerian national record books.

She became the first Nigerian woman to scale a height of 1.97m in the high jump event. After successfully making this historic jump, Adeshina attempted 2.00m but was unsuccessful.

In the final standings, Adeshina finished third with the same height of 1.97m as the winner, Rose Yeboah of Ghana. Yeboah claimed first place based on the countback rules.

By qualifying for Paris 2024, Temitope Adeshina will be the first Nigerian athlete to represent the country in the high jump at the Olympics since Doreen Amata in 2016.

She also became the 15th Nigerian athlete to automatically qualify for individual events at the Paris 2024 Olympics. They are:

  1. Tobi Amusan (women’s 100mH)
  2. Ruth Usoro (women’s long jump)
  3. Udodi Onwuzurike (men’s 200m)
  4. Edose Ibadin (men’s 800m)
  5. Ezekiel Nathaniel (men’s 400mH)
  6. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (men’s shot put)
  7. Favour Ashe (men’s 100m)
  8. Favour Ofili (women’s 200m)
  9. Ella Onojuvwevwo (women’s 400m)
  10. Rosemary Chukwuma (women’s 100m)
  11. Godson Brume (men’s 100m)
  12. Tima Godbless (women’s 100m, 200m)
  13. Samuel Ogazi (men’s 400m)
  14. Ese Brume (women’s long jump)
  15. Temitope Adeshina (women’s high jump)

In addition to the individual qualifications, Nigeria has also secured spots in the men’s 4x100m and 4x400m, women’s 4x100m, and mixed 4x400m relay events at the Paris Olympics.

The 2024 Olympic Games will be held in Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11, 2024, with the track and field events scheduled to take place from August 1 to 11.

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