Events: 100m and 200m
Personal Best: 10.19s &
In 2017, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) undergraduate announced himself to Nigeria sprints circuit when he ran a Personal Best (PB) of 10.40s, to close the season with the fourth fastest time ran by a Nigerian.
The youngster built on this performance by making his big intentions known for the 2018 season, when he surprisingly defeated his seniors to win the 100m at the Commonwealth Games trials, running a new PB of 10.31s thereby sealing his ticket to the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
At 18, running in his first international competition for Nigeria, the speedster became the country’s sprints revelation at the Games, clocking a massive PB of 10.19s to win his Heat before going on to win his Semis against more established world-class athletes.
Though he finished 7th in the final, he already put his name in the record books as Nigeria’s youngest and first home grown male finalist at a global championship final in over a decade.
Interestingly, he’s also the youngest and only junior among the DAG ambassadors. His talent definitely can’t be over-emphasised