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Felix takes 12th world title as U.S win first mixed relay

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodDOHA (Reuters) – Allyson Felix won her 12th world title, and her first since becoming a mother, as the United States claimed the inaugural world championship 4×400 meters mixed relay on Sunday.In doing so, Felix, who won her first gold in 2005, overhauled Usain Bolt’s record of 11 world titles.Felix ran the second leg as the U.S. team also featuring Wilbert London, Courtney Okolo and Michael Cherry won in three minutes 9.04 seconds — a world record for the new event — to finish ahead of Jamaica and Bahrain.The team draped themselves in U.S. flags as they celebrated their win but, with barely any spectators in the Khalifa Stadium, went straight down the tunnel instead of completing a lap of honor.Seven of the eight teams chose to run the first and fourth legs with men while Poland went for men in the first two legs and women in the last two.That meant the Poles finished the second leg with a healthy lead which was cut back in the third leg and obliterated within the first 100 meters of the fourth as Justyna Swiety-Ersetic was overtaken by Cherry. Poland eventually finished fifth.Felix, 33, has also won three world titles in the women’s 200 meters, one in the 400 meters, three in the women’s 4×100 meters relay and four in the women’s 4×400 meters relay.last_img read more

NOVA Merchant Bank Partners Ikoyi Club on the 2019 Nigeria Cup

first_imgNOVA Merchant Bank has announced that it is proud to partner Ikoyi Club 1938 in hosting the 2019 edition of the Nigeria Cup Golf Tournament.The Nigeria Cup is an annual event which commemorates the anniversary of Nigeria’s independence and celebrates our national heritage, the game of golf and sporting excellence.“At NOVA Merchant Bank, we are fervent believers in the spirit of competition and its capacity to drive higher levels of performance which the tournament clearly represents” stated the MD/CEO, Anya Duroha. According to the Chairman, Mr. Phillips Oduoza, “A round of golf embodies life in so many ways with its mix of obstacles, temporary setbacks and victories. We remain committed to our overarching philosophy of new thinking, new opportunities to help our clients overcome the various financial challenges they face.”He said that NOVA Merchant Bank offers an integrated suite of financial solutions covering wholesale banking, investment banking, asset management, wealth management, trade services, transaction banking, cash management and digital banking.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more