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Adegoke, Itsekiri into Olympics 100m semi-final, Oduduru disqualified

Post created on August 1, 2021

Nigeria’s duo of  Emmanuel Adegoke and Usheoritse Ese Itsekiri representing the country in the 100 metres at the Olympics have qualified for the semi final after finishing 1st and 3rd respectively in their heats.

Adegoke finished in a personal best time of 9.98s from the second heat to almost equal the 9.97s he set during qualification for the games that was not accepted.

Itsekiri on his part finished in 10.15s in the first heat.


Usheoritse Itsekiri

Usheoritse Itsekiri in action during Heat 1


Divine Oduduru, another representative who was supposed to compete in the fifth heat was disqualified after a false start.


Divine Oduduru

Divine Oduduru disqualified after a false start.

The semi-final and final is set for Sunday.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s only hope left in the 100 metres women event, Nwokocha Nzubechi Grace finished 5th (11.07s) in her semi-final heat 3 and will not participate in the final slated for later today.

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