Commonwealth Games Trials: Adegoke, 100m men champion targets AFN standard

Written by on February 16, 2018

Enoch Adegoke, 100m men champion at the final of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Commonwealth Trials in Abuja, says he will improve on his 10:34secs record at the competition.

Adegoke, whose victory was his Personal Best (PB), told our reporter Friday that he was praying that God grants his wish to meet the required AFN standard.

“The most important thing is the God factor, I hope to meet the standard by the Grace of God, that factor is very important. On my part, I will also train more,’’ he said.

The trials winner said 10.14secs standard of AFN was getting more visible for him to grab.

He commended the AFN Chairman, Ibrahim Gusau, for creating opportunities for athletes to compete with each to attain the official standard, saying they should not rest on their oars.

Adegoke of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, finished second with 10.51secs in the semi-final second to Seye Ogunlewe (Jnr) who finished at 10.44s.

However, Adegoke came first in the final of the 100m dash by providence as Ogunlewe, a U.K.-based athlete with 10.12secs PB from Lagos did not start the final race on Thursday.

Sunday Adeleye, AFN Technical Director, had early in the year said that foreign-based athletes should be ready for a fight with their home-based counterparts in line with the board’s new developmental programmes.



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