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[BREAKING] Olympics: Adegoke makes historical past, qualifies for semi-final in 100m

Nigeria’s athlete Enoch Adegoke has certified for the semi-final in males’s 100m on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

He emerged first in his warmth after clocking a brand new private better of 9.98seconds.

Enoch Adegoke beat Asian document holder, Femi Ogunode, and British star, Zharnel Hughes and 2021 World chief Travon Brommel to win his 100m warmth.

With this, Enoch has turn out to be the eleventh Nigerian in historical past to go underneath 10 seconds and the tenth joint-fastest Nigerian in historical past.

Adegoke is the quickest home-based Nigerian thus far this season.

Nevertheless, Bromell, the quickest on the earth this 12 months and favorite to win the Tokyo Olympics males’s 100 metres gold, sneaked by the first-round heats because the quickest loser on Saturday, pouring much more intrigue into Sunday’s ultimate.

The Crew USA star posted 9.77 seconds final month and, within the absence of banned world champion Christian Coleman, arrived as the person most certainly to regain the blue riband title for the US for the primary time since 2004.

However he bought a horrible begin within the second warmth and was labouring to make floor behind winner Enoch Adegoke of Nigeria (9.98 seconds). Bromell completed a ragged fourth in 10.05 seconds – with solely the primary three progressing routinely.

Kenya’s Mark Otieno was pulled from the heats hours earlier than the beginning after a optimistic doping check. That left Ferdinand Omanyala because the lone contender for Kenya – he additionally served a 14-month doping ban from 2017 – and he superior by tying his personal nationwide document of 10.01.

The semi-finals and finals each happen on Sunday night, native time, in Tokyo.

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