Nigerian speed master Enoch Adegoke has broken a record as he beat the world fattest man`s record in the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Nigerian Athlete finished the 100 mitres race in 9.98 seconds in his first-round heat to qualify for the 100m semifinal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Enoch Adegoke Beats World Fastest Man Record in Olympics
Enoch Adegoke, who ran a historic 10.00 seconds last month to win the Nigeria 100m title, was under pressure to match the impressive performance of Grace Nwokocha in the women’s 100m after both dominated the Nigerian local athletics circuit. 21-year-old Enoch beat the fastest man in the world this year and seventh fastest of all-time, Trayvon Brommel, who tops the pre-Games world list with the 9.77 seconds he ran last month in Florida, USA.
He is not the only athlete to qualify for the semifinal, as Ushoritse Itshekiri, who came third in his first-round heat, also made it to the semifinals. Divine Oduduru was disqualified for false starting. Adegoke has been drawn against the same athletes he defeated, Brommel, Nigeria-born Qatari, Femi Ogunode and Britain’s Zhana Hughes in the second semifinal heat.
On the other hand, Itshekiri was drawn against four sprinters who have ducked inside 10 seconds this season, led by Canadian Andre De Grasse. The two Nigerians will be looking to become the next duo to make the final of the event at the games after Davidson Ezinwa, and Olapade Adeniken did in the 1990s.
This is a piece of great news for Nigeria as the Nigeria Basketball team D`Tigers are already out of the Olympics, with Blessing Okagbere been disqualified for doping.