• The Nigerian 100m Record breaker Enoch Adegoke Tokyo 2020 Olympic dream came to an end due to Injury
Nigeria had a representative in the final of the 100m men’s event at the Olympic Games for the first time in 25 years.
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Two days ago
Enoch Adegoke defied the jinx by qualifying for the 100m men’s final at the present 2020 Tokyo Olympics games.
This is the first time Nigeria has qualified for the men’s 100m final. Since Ezinwa Davidson did so at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.
Enoch Adegoke had given reason for confidence before Sunday’s semi-final race.
When he surprised the world two days ago by winning his Heat with a new personal best time of 9.98 seconds. What a remarkable victory for him.
Adegoke’s Aim of becoming the first Nigerian to win an Olympic medal in the 100 meters came to a stop.
When he picked up an injury midway through the final of the blue riband event, which was won by Italian sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs.
The silver medal went to Fred Kerley of the United States, while the bronze medal went to Andre de Grasse of Canada.
The Nigerian 100m Record breaker Enoch Adegoke Tokyo 2020 Olympic dream came to an end due to an Injury
Following the disqualification of Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes for a false start, the 100m final.
The final event of a dramatic Sunday at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, got underway with Adegoke.
In lane 8, neck-and-neck with De Grasse, in lane 9, until Enoch Adegoke pulled up at the 60-meter mark.
The Nigerian sprint champion’s brilliant campaign came to an unbelievable end.
Jacobs broke the world record in the men’s 100m with a time of 9.79 seconds.
Which made him the first Italian athlete to win the event and the most improbable successor to Usain Bolt as the Olympic sprint king.
We wish him the best. He is born a winner. Show him some love.