Ogunlewe Shocks Egwero, Wins 100m Title In Warri

Egwero (left in green) competing with Jamaica’s Bolt and others years ago.

Egwero (left in green) competing with Jamaica’s Bolt and others years ago.

Homeboy, Ogho-Oghene Egwero was the major casualty of the All Nigeria Athletics Open Championships, which ended yesterday at the Warri Township Stadium, Delta State.

Egwero, was the favourite to win the 100m race, having swept through the semi-final with the best time. But he was dusted by Seye Ogunlewe, an emerging sprint talent in a tightly contest, which the starting officials made a mess of after a false start.

Ogunlewe, pulled out of the pack even as Egwero struggled to put his race back together after the distraction at the start. But it is all a matter of seconds and Ogunlewe raced to finish at 10: 19s; Egwero finished at 10:21, while Jonathan Nnmaju was third with 10.30 seconds.



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