Nigerian-Bahrain youngster Salwa Eid Naser Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu wins silver for Bahrain in 400m

 

Nigerian-Bahrain born youngster 19 year  Salwa Eid Naser Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu wins silver for Bahrain in the ongoing IAAF World Championship in London beating Olympic and  world champion Alyson Felix to third position. becoming the youngest medalist in the women’s 400m in World Championships history at 19 years, 2 months and 17 days!  while Phyllis Francis of USA wins gold.

While speaking afterwards Salwa Eid Naser Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu originally from Anambra State  said: “I think I surprised my opponents and I even surprised myself. Coming to these championships, I really did not think about a medal.

“After all the hard training I have been through, I just hoped to do something big. I was not really nervous before the race, just the same anybody is before the start.”

When asked about how she felt beating Felix who is America’s most decorated female athlete in Track and Field at the Olympics, Eid Naser said:

“I was not chasing Felix, I was pushing myself till the very end and I did not even see what was going on in the last metres. Felix is my role model, I am following her on Instagram.

“I just want to thank my team and my family: ‘I love you mama, I did it for you.’ In the future I will also focus on the 200m, but it’s 400m for now.”

 






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