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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Adegoke zooms into 100m semis, races to new lifetime greatest | The Guardian Nigeria Information

(L-R) Zharnel Hughes of Nice Britain, Trayvon Bromell of america and Enoch Adegoke of Staff Nigeria compete within the Males’s 100m Spherical 1 heats. Picture: AFP

…Itsekiri additionally by way of however Oduduru misses out after disqualification

Staff Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke, Saturday, blitzed to a brand new lifetime better of 9.98 seconds within the males’s 100 metres as he superior to the semi-finals of the blue riband occasion.

Adegoke, whose earlier private greatest was 10.00s, completed forward of a powerful subject that included Trayvon Bromell, the quickest on the earth this yr and favorite to win the Olympic males’s 100m gold.

Bromell, who posted 9.77s final month and arrived in Tokyo as the person almost certainly to regain the 100m title for the US for the primary time since 2004, completed a disappointing fourth in a time of 10.05s.

Adegoke’s compatriot Usheoritse Itsekiri additionally progressed to the semis after ending third in his warmth in a time of 10.15s.

However it wasn’t all excellent news for Staff Nigeria because the nation’s quickest man Divine Oduduru was disqualified in his 100m warmth.

Oduduru, who has a private better of 9.86, was disqualified after a false begin.

The semi-finals and finals each happen on Sunday in Tokyo.

Adegoke has been drawn in opposition to the identical athletes he defeated, Brommel, Nigeria-born Qatari, Femi Ogunode and Britain’s Zhana Hughes within the second semi-final warmth whereas Itshekiri will run within the first semi-final and has been drawn in opposition to 4 sprinters who’ve ducked inside 10 seconds this season led by Canadian, Andre De Grasse.

Each Nigerians might be seeking to change into the following duo that may make the ultimate of the occasion on the Video games after Davidson Ezinwa and Olapade Adeniken did within the Nineteen Nineties.

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