BREAKING: Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike Wins Another Gold For Nigeria At World U-20 Athletics Championship [VIDEO]—-Nigeria’s Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike a while ago on Saturday won Gold medal for in the 200 metres women final in the ongoing World U20 Athletics Championship in Nairobi, Kenya with a time of 20.21 Sec.
The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the victory is her new personal career best as well as championship records
His win is the third gold, 5th medal for Team Nigeria
Accompanied by his father to the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, Onwuzurike left no one in doubt about his mission to Nairobi which is to succeed Francis Obikwelu as the next Nigerian World U20 champion in the 200m.
In the semifinal, the high school graduate stormed to a personal best of 20.13 seconds, the fastest 200m time ever witnessed in the history of the championships and a new Nigerian U20 record to qualify for today’s final.
Standing between Onwuzurike and a second World U20 200m gold 25 years after Obikwelu won in Sydney are two Africans, Bostwana’s reigning World U20 100m champion, Leslie Tebogo who ran a new 20.31 personal best to qualify for the final and Uganda’s Tarsis Orogot who scorched to a new 20.37 national record in the semifinal.
Interestingly, all Nigerian athletes who have made the final of the event ended up at the podium starting with Olapade Adeniken who won a silver medal (20.88s) in 1988 in Sudbury, Canada. He was followed by Davidson Ezinwa two years later in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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