For the first time since 1996, Nigeria has a representative in the men’s 100 metres finals at the Olympic Games and he is in the person of Enoch Adegoke.
He qualified for the final with a time of 10.0s and as we speak, he is currently trending on Twitter.
Many Nigerians have shared their thoughts about his feat and here are some of the reactions;
@deji_oges – Yes!!!! Enoch Adegoke gets the second spot by one thousandth of a second in 10.00. He’s through to the men’s 100m final. #Tokyo2020
@OnomeAppeal – BREAKING: Enoch Adegoke is through to the 100m final at #Tokyo2020 after finishing second in semi-final 2 as he ran 10.00
@Simplilex – Enoch Adegoke is not new to this game he’s been in contention for a while ,he competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in both the 100 metres and the 4×100 metres relay. In the 100 metres Adegoke won both his heat and semi-final to progress to the final where he finished seventh/1
@bagofnuts_ – Enoch Adegoke should bring us a gold please
@vik_linho – The first Nigerian to reach the 100m final since Atlanta 96. A round of applause to Enoch Adegoke. #OAU to the world.
@MakingOfChamps – HE HAS DONE IT! Enoch Adegoke becomes Nigeria’s first 100m Olympic finalist since 1996 clocking 10.00s in heat 2 of men’s 100m semis! 25 years after Davidson Ezinwa at Atlanta ’96 …indeed he is #RunningByRevelation