BREAKING NEWS: African Games 2023: Okezie strikes 400m gold, Joseph wins silver

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African Games 2023: Okezie strikes 400m gold, Joseph wins silver

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's Chidi Okezie won gold medal in the 's 400m with a personal best time of 45.06s at the African Games on Wednesday night.

It was the fastest time by a athlete in nine years.

Okezie defeated one of the 's fastest men, Muzala Samukonga of Zambia, who clocked 45.37s for silver, while Diouf Cheick Tidiane of Senegal was third in 45.49s.

Elo Joseph settled for silver medal in the 's 800m with a new personal best of 51.64s.

It was her first major for Nigeria.

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