Ogunlewe defends 100m title, Okagbare, Oduduru win 200m
Seye Ogunlewe is Nigeria’s fastest man again after winning the 100m Men’s title at the All-Nigeria Championships, which ended on a high note on Friday.
Ogunlewe, who won his first national title in Warri in 2015 beat his rivals running a new Personal Best time of 10.12secs to retain his crown and also book a slot to the Rio Olympics having surpassed the set standard. Oduduru Divine (10.25secs) and Egwero Ogho-Oghene (10.36secs) finished in second and third place respectively.
In another high point of the day, Blessing Okagbare also completed a sprint double; winning the women 200m event (Final A) in 22.78secs, just as Lawretta Ozoh won the women’s 200m final B with a time of 23.71secs.
Having finished second in the 100m event, Oduduru had a lot to cheer about, as he won the 200m Men’s event with a time of 20.51secs.
Also yesterday, the Nigeria duo of Emmanuel Gyang and Deborah Pam both won the 10,000m in the men and women categories respectively. Gyang finished first with a time of 31:31:58, while Solomon Yilbam finished second with a time of 32:05:19.
It was Theddus Okpara who won the men’s High Jump; scaling 2.10m, while Obiora Arinze finished second jumping a height of 2.05m. There was big upset in the Men’s 400m hurdles event where Henry Okorie emerged champion, finishing in 50:12s to take the national title from Miles Ukaoma who could only manage a third place finish.
In the women’s race, Amaka Ogoegbunam retained her 400mH title, running a time of 57:61secs.
With the Nigeria Olympic trials over, attention will now be shifted the CAA Grand Prix, Warri Relays also taking place at the Sapele Township Stadium today.