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TOKYO: Adegoke Becomes First Nigerian To Reach Olympics 100m Final Since 1996

Enoch Adegoke on Sunday became the first Nigerian Davidson Ezinwa to qualify for the final of the men’s 100m heat at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Japan.

Adegoke clocked 10.00s in Heat 2 of men’s 100m semi-final, 25 years after Ezinwa achieved that feat at Atlanta ’96.

He had on Saturday beat world fastest man this year and seventh fastest of all-time, USA’s Trayvon Brommel, in the men’s 100 metres event.

Adegoke ran 9.98 seconds in the men’s 100 metres to beat Brommel, who tops the pre-Games world list with the 9.77 seconds he ran last month in Florida, USA, and qualified for Sunday’s semi-finals.

The 21-year-old sprinter, who ran on Lane 6 of Heat 2 at the Olympic Stadium in the event’s first round, beat Femi Ogunode, who represented Qatar.

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