Nigeria’s sprinter, Enoch Adegoke, has set a new record after he clocked 10.00s in heat 2 of the men’s 100 metres semis at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to qualify for the finals.
Adegoke’s record of reaching the finals is coming 25 years after (since 1996) Davidson Ezinwa achieved such feat for a Nigerian team.
Meanwhile, the hope that Nigeria may at least have a complete showdown at the event was dashed when Adegoke got injured during the final race and limped off.
The Tokyo Olympics men 100m final was won by Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs who finished 9.80s; with American Fred Kerley taking silver after finishing 9.84s.
With the semi-final’s feat, Adegoke became the 11th Nigerian in history to go under 10 seconds and the 10th joint-fastest Nigerian in history.