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Tokyo Olympics: Adegoke breaks 25-year 100m final jinx

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Enoch Adegoke becomes first Nigerian to reach 100-metre final

Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke on Sunday qualified for the final of the men’s 100-metre heat at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Japan.

Enoch Adegoke became Nigeria’s first 100-metre Olympic finalist since 1996, clocking 10.00s in Heat 2 of men’s 100-metre semi-final, 25 years after Davidson Ezinwa at Atlanta ’96.

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

Adegoke ran 9.98 seconds in the men’s 100 meters to beat Trayvon 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 Seun Ogunode, who represented Qatar and came in at 10.02.

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