Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru was in action at the Star Athletics Sprint Showcase in Montverde on Monday, August 10th, where he raced in his second 200m outdoors, clocking a time of 20.62s to place 3rd in his heat which was won by Canada’s Aaron Brown in 20.24s (+1.2) as Alonso Edward followed in 20.45s.

The first heat was dominated by Kenny Bednarek who stormed to a big Personal Best (PB) and World Lead (WL) of 19.80s (+1.0) to finish ahead of Doha 2019 double medallist Andre De Grasse (20.31s) and Kyree King in 20.54s. Completing the 200m line up are Matthew Hudson-Smith (20.64s) and Michael Cherry (20.72s).

A fortnight ago, Oduduru raced to a Season’s Best (SB) of 20.22s at the Back To Track Series in Clermont to finish behind World Champion Noah Lyles who stormed to a then WL of 19.94s.

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Yemi Olus is a Senior Sports Writer and Editor at Making of Champions. She has a bias for Athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the African Athletics Championships, African Games and IAAF World Championships. She has also freelanced for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and currently hosts a weekly Track and Field column in the Vanguard Newspaper.

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