Nigeria’s Adegoke, Itsekiri into Olympics men 100m semi-final, Oduduru disqualified

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Nigeria’s athlete Enoch Adegoke has qualified for the semi-final in men’s 100m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

He emerged first in his heat after clocking a new personal best of 9.98seconds.

Nigeria’s Adegoke, Itsekiri into Olympics men 100m semi-final, Oduduru disqualified
Enoch Adegoke qualified for the semi-final in men’s 100m. Photo: Reuters/Martinez

Enoch Adegoke dipped 9.98 seconds to finish first in the second heat, followed by Ogunade Femi of Qatar in second at 10.02 seconds, while Britain’s Hughes Zharnel came third in 10.04 seconds.

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With this, Enoch has become the 11th Nigerian in history to go under 10 seconds and the 10th joint-fastest Nigerian in history.

Adegoke is the fastest home-based Nigerian so far this season.

On his part, Itsekiri finished third in the first heat with a time of 10.15 seconds to qualify for the semi-final.

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The Nigerian was only surpassed by Baker Ronnie of the US, who dipped 10.3 seconds, and France’s Vicaut Jimmy at 10.07.

Divine Oduduru, another representative who was supposed to compete in the fifth heat was disqualified after a false start.

The semi-final heats will commence on Sunday at 11:45 am, with the final later in the day.

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