USHEORITSE ITSEKIRI

Events: 100m and 200m

Personal Best: 10.43s

BIOGRAPHY

Itsekiri, is one of the few athletes in Nigeria that has successfully moved from youth to senior ranks. He represented the country at the 2015 African Youth Championships in Mauritius, and 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

After obtaining his Engineering degree from the University in 2016, he decided to fully focus on Athletics as it has always been his dream to become a Global Champion in the sport. In 2017, he became the 100m National Junior Champion and was a finalist at the World Championships trials where he came 5th.

This year marked his debut season as a senior athlete, making the team to the Commonwealth Games as part of the 4x100m relay quartet that got to the final of the Championship. His 100m PB of 10.43s currently puts him No.6 on the Top Ten Nigeria standings.