#Tokyo2020: Adegoke Fails To Finish As Italy’s Lamont Jacobs Wins Men’s 100m

(From L) Nigeria's Enoch Adegoke, USA's Ronnie Baker, China's Su Bingtian, USA's Fred Kerley compete the men's 100m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. Odd ANDERSEN / AFP
(From L) Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke, USA’s Ronnie Baker, China’s Su Bingtian, USA’s Fred Kerley compete within the males’s 100m last through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. Odd ANDERSEN / AFP.

 

Enoch Adekoge failed to complete on the 100 metres males’s last occasion in Tokyo at present, leaving Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs to assert Olympic gold within the keenly-contested race. 

While Lamont on Sunday broke retired Jamaican star Usain Bolt’s 13-year maintain on the blue riband occasion, Nigeria’s Adegoke was pressured to cease halfway, holding his thighs, with anguish boldly written throughout his face.

Jacobs, 26, timed a European report of 9.80 seconds, with American Fred Kerley taking silver in 9.84sec in some of the understated main 100m races in latest occasions.

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Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke couldn’t end his race on the Olympics last.

Canada’s Andre de Grasse, a bronze medallist on the 2016 Rio Games, repeated the feat as he ran a 9.89seconds.

Adegoke who in the midst of the competitors had damaged Nigeria’s data in athletics, on Sunday grew to become Nigeria’s first 100m Olympic finalist since 1996 clocking 10.00s in warmth 2 of males’s 100m semis.

He used the largest platform in sports activities, the Olympics to hitch the unique membership of sub-10 seconds runners after working 9.98 seconds to win his first-round warmth which additionally booked his place within the semi-finals of the 100m occasion in Tokyo.

With this feat, he turns into the eleventh Nigerian in historical past to run a sub 10.

third Nigerian male to run 100m last

Adegoke raced once more into Nigerian historical past books because the third man to make the ultimate of the 100m occasion on the Olympics after the duo of Davidson Ezinwa and Olapade Adeniken.

The reigning Nigeria velocity king had given himself an opportunity of creating historical past when he got here second behind Britain’s Zhana Hughes to safe the second automated slot and qualify for the ultimate.

The different Nigerian within the occasion, Ushoritse Itshekiri pulled up on the end to exit the competitors with a ten.29 seconds efficiency. He ran 10.15 seconds in his first-round warmth.

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