Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has won both 100 meters and 200 meters at the national collegiate athletic association, ncaa
The Texas Tech undergraduate set a facility record with a 9.86 in the 100 meter race,before going ahead to break NCAA championship record in the 200 with a time of 19.73
Oduduru has now become the second Nigerian after Olapade Adeniken to win the 100m and 200m titles at the same NCAA division 1 championships.
Adeniken ran 10.09 seconds and 20.11 seconds in the colours of University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP) to successfully complete the sprint double at the championship in 1992.
He thus, became the second African to achieve the feat following Namibian, Frankie Frederick’s’ feat a year earlier for Brigham Young University.
Oduduru has now become the third African to win the two titles after his performance at the finals on Saturday.
He won the 200m outdoor title out of lane eight at the championships in Eugene in June 2018.
This year, he has gone sub-20 in the 200m thrice and sub-10 in the 100m thrice – doing both in the span of a single hour at Baylor.
He is only the tenth man in world history to achieve the feat on the same day. He is the only man in the world to have gone sub-20 four times this season.