Relatively unknown Nigerian 200m Champion Tega Odele is being interviewed about his first experience on Nigeria’s senior team (20.49s in 200m Round 1 at the World Championships), when none other than the world’s fastest man ever Usain Bolt, who just successfully defended his 100m World Title comes up next to him – look how quickly the interviewer ends his chat with Odele and turns to Bolt when he shows up!
Odele is circumspect when asked what it was like to rub shoulders with the best in the world, pointing out that Bolt also failed to make it through the Heats at his first World Championships:
Finally, here’s how Tega’s interview started before the big man Bolt showed up. Clearly talented, Odele’s opportunities to shine on the global stage had until now been curtailed by poor preparation on the part of Nigeria. He attended both the World Junior Championships in 2014 and the World University Games this year, but Team Nigeria arrived AFTER his scheduled events at both competitions:
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