Tokyo Olympic: Nigeria’s Athletes, Amusan And Adegoke, Break Records
Enoch Adegoke and Tobi Amusan, both from Nigeria, have set new national records in athletics.
With a time of 10.00s in heat 2 of the men’s 100m semi-finals, Adegoke became Nigeria’s first 100m Olympic finalist since 1996.
After Davidson Ezinwa in Atlanta in 1996, he broke a 25-year record.
Amusan, on the other hand, wins her first semi-final in 12.62 seconds to become the first Nigerian to qualify for the Olympic 100m Hurdles final since Glory Alozie in Sydney 2000.
She shattered a 21-year-old Nigerian record.
The men’s 100m semis was a close race that ended in a photo finish, with Adegoke finishing second in 10.00secs, the same time as American T. Brummell, and Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes taking first in 9.98secs.
Usheoritse Itsekiri, a compatriot, was eliminated in the men’s 100m semi-finals after finishing seventh in his heat in 10.29 seconds.
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