Oduduru, Adegoke, Itsekiri Set Tokyo Tracks on Fire

Oduduru, Adegoke, Itsekiri Set Tokyo Tracks on Fire
July 30 20:28 2021


With eight days already gone at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Day 9 will see three of Nigeria’s best track and field stars, Divine Oduduru, Enoch Adegoke and Usheoritse Itsekiri, taking to the tracks in the first round of the men’s 100m.
Competing in his second Olympics, Oduduru, one of the few Nigerians to have run under 10 seconds in recent years, will be all fired up to make the semis and probably the final.
The US-based athlete will head to the tracks on Saturday with one goal in mind: a spot in the semis. Oduduru’s season best is 10.05s while his PB is 9.86secs, so qualifying for the semis may probably not be a major problem for him.
With the 200m national record holder making his 100m debut at the Olympics, he will surely be gunning to make it a memorable one.
Adegoke is known to always have memorable outings on his debut at major championships.
He did this in 2018, when against all odds and to the surprise of many, made it to the Commonwealth Games final in Gold Coast, Australia.
Making his Olympics debut in Tokyo, the Nigerian champion will gun for another brilliant outing, hoping to go under the 10 seconds mark for the first time in his career.
Itsekiri is the third Nigeria competing in the 100m and with his 10.02s PB, he will set his sight on at least making the semis from where he will work on getting to the final.
The trio will be taking to the tracks immediately after the women’s 100m semifinal where two Nigerians, Blessing Okagbare and Grace Nwokocha would be fighting hard to get to the final.

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