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