Tokyo 2020 Tokyo 2020: Adegoke Makes History As He Qualifies For 100m Finals

Enoch Adegoke becomes Nigeria’s first 100m Olympic finalist since 1996 to reach the 100m finals at the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games.
Adegoke clocked 10.00s in heat 2 of men’s 100m semis to break the 25 years hiatus after Davidson Ezinwa who last reached the final at Atlanta 1996.

The Nigeria sprint king shot himself to the semi final as he ducked inside 10 seconds to become the 11th Nigerian man to do so and the 10th joint fastest in the Nigerian all-time list.

In the semi final today, Adegoke came second behind Britain’s Zhana Hughes to secure the second automatic slot and qualify for the final.

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The other Nigerian in the event, Ushoritse Itshekiri pulled up at the finish to exit the competition with a 10.29 seconds performance.

He ran 10.15 seconds in his first round heat.

Adegoke have been drawn in lane eight ahead of the final which comes up on Monday.

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