Tokyo 2020: Hope Rises for Nigeria as Adegoke,Amusan,Brume Zoom into Respective finals

August 01 12:40 2021

By Tolulope Oguntimehin

Nigeria’s Olympic medal hopeful,Enoch Olaoluwa Adegoke has qualified for men’s 100meters final with a time of 10:00 seconds in keenly contested race

Enoch Adegoke qualified automatically for the final for the men’s 100m, which is set for later on Saturday, as he was given second place in the second semi-final.

It needed a photo finish to separate him from the USA’s Trayvon Bromell, with both men given a time of 10.00 seconds

Also in the first semi-final Nigeria’s Usheoritse ‘Dushos’ Itsekiri pulled up with a hamstring injury a few metres from the finish line.

meanwhile , commonwealth champion Tobi Asuman won the first semi-final of the women’s 100m hurdles to qualify for Monday’s final, with the fourth fastest time.

Nigerian Ese Brume’s leap of 6.76m with her last attempt saw her achieve the automatic qualifying distance of 6.75m to reach Tuesday’s final of the women’s long jump.

Enoch Adegoke becomes Nigeria’s first 100m Olympic finalist since 1996 clocking 10.00s in heat 2 of men’s 100m semis! 25 years after Davidson Ezinwa at Atlanta ’96

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