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Nigerian athlete Enoch Adegoke becomes Nigeria’s first 100m Olympic finalist in 25 years

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nigerian sprint runner Enoch Adegoke rose to fame becoming the first 100m Olympic finalist since 1996. The amazing star clocked 10.000s in heat 2 of men’s 100m semis.

This is a staggering 25 years after Davidson Ezinwa who succeeded at the Atlanta ’96. On Saturday 31st July Enoch Adegoke stormed to an astonishing 9.98s to win his 100m heat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, becoming the 11th man from Nigeria who belong to an exclusive club of sub 10s runners.

Adegoke is also the reigning Nigerian Champion winning the 100m title at the National Championship  two months ago in Lagos with a then Personal Best of 10.00s.

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Nigeria for the first time since 2008 Beijing Olympics (Obinna Metu, Olusoji Fasuba and Uchenna Emedolu), had three athletes in the first round of men’s 100m.

Adegoke progressed through the rounds earning an automatic spot for the final, finishing 2nd in heat 2 of the 100m semis clocking an identical 10.00s, to edge out Trayvon Bromell.

Source: makingofchamps