Nigeria will have two representatives when the men’s 100m final gets underway on Monday at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Enoch Adegoke and Seye Ogunlewe continued their impressive run at the Carrara Stadium on Sunday during the semis where they raced in Semifinal 2 and 3 respectively.
Adegoke, who smashed his Personal Best (PB) in heats, running a new time of 10.19s, upstaged South Africa’s Henricho Bruintjies in the semis where he ran the second fastest time of his career, 10.24s, to snatch the win and qualify for the final.
It was a similar story for Ogunlewe who raced in a stacked heat but was still able to run a Season’s Best (SB) of 10.20s – the same time he clocked in the heats, despite finishing 3rd.
Kemar Hyman of the Cayman Islands won the race in an SB 10.10s, with South Africa’s Akani Simbine following in 10.12s.
Ogho-Oghene Egwero who competed in Semifinal 1, finished 6th in a race that was won by Yohan Blake in an impressive time of 10.06s, with Adam Gemili (10.11s) following.
It was the end of the road for all three semifinalists in the women’s 100m, with Joy Udo-Gbariel narrowly missing a place in the final after finishing 9th overall on the standings.
The Making of Champions athlete who ran the overall fastest time by a Nigerian in the heats (11.42s), placed 4th in her semifinal race with the second fastest time of her career, 11.53s, as Jamaica’s Christania Williams won the race in 11.22s.
Jennifer Madu competed in Semifinal 1 where she posted a time of 11.59s in 5th place as Asha Philip was the woman to beat, dominating the race in 11.21s, with Natasha Morrison following in 11.27s. Khalifa St.Fort snatched the first fastest losers spot with her time of 11.35s.
Isoken Igbinosun was in action in Semifinal 2 where she placed 7th in 11.82s as Michelle-Lee Ahye clocked a time of 11.25s to take the win, while Gayon Evans followed in 11.37s.