Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Adegoke beats world fastest man in 100m heat

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Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke on Saturday beat the fastest man in the world this year and seventh fastest of all-time, USA’s Trayvon Brommel, in the men’s 100 metres event at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Adegoke ran 9.98 seconds in the men’s 100 metres to beat Brommel, who tops the pre-Games world list with the 9.77 seconds he ran last month in Florida, USA and qualify for Sunday’s semi-finals.

The 21-year-old sprint star who ran on lane 6 of heat 2 at the Olympic Stadium in the event’s first round beat Femi Ogunode, who represented Qatar and came in at 10.02.

He is now joined in the semi-finals by compatriot Usheoritse Itsekiri who ran 10.15 seconds to place third in heat 1.

Adegoke will compete in the second semi-final, while Itsekiri will appear in Sunday’s first semi-final.

Their teammate, Divine Oduduru, was, however, disqualified for false starting in heat 5.

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