Enoch Adegoke is currently in the best shape of his life as he stormed to a new Personal Best (PB) of 10.00s (+1.2) to win the men’s 100m at the 2021 Nigerian Olympic Trials and Invitational Relays, thereby qualifying for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games!
Adegoke, who has had an impeccable record on the home front winning four of his finals, was the bookies favourite to usurp Usheoritse Itsekiri as the defending Champion, and with the trials taking place at the Sports Complex of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), the 2019 African Junior Champion would have been elated knowing fully well it was a track that has brought good tidings in the past for him.
Getting a bye into the semis, Adegoke thought he had punched his ticket to Tokyo when he stopped the clock at exactly 10.05s in the semis, but his joy was cut short when it was rounded up to 10.06s.
One hour later he was on the track again, this time for the final. With a PB of 10.12, a time he set on this same track at the 2nd MoC Grand Prix in 2019, Adegoke got off to a great start, like he usually does, and with three-time former National Champion Seye Ogunlewe breathing down his neck, he held his nerve to come through for the win.
On the lane six, defending champion from 2019, Itsekiri came through for 2nd with a Season’s Best of 10.07s, while Ogunlewe equalled his PB of 10.11s to complete the top 3 Brume Okeoghene placed 4th.