Nigerian athlete Divine Oduduru breaks 14-year record in America

Nigerian athlete Divine Oduduru breaks 14-year record in America

- Divine Oduduru has broken another sprint record in the United States

- He broke the Texas Tech 14-year 100m record at the Michael Johnson Invitational

- The Nigerian athlete achieved this success on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nigerian athlete Divine Oduduru has registered his name once again in the history books of athletics when he broke a 14-year-old record in America on Saturday, April 21.

Oduduru broke the Texas Tech 14-year 100m record at the Michael Johnson Invitational in the United States of America.

The 21-year-old achieved the feat by running a personal best time of 10.10s to emerge winner in the 100m invitational event.

Head coach Wes Kittley expressed happiness for the success Oduduru who represented Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics Games has achieved.

"I am really proud of Divine and how he set his race up. I think he had the best start I have seen out of him since he arrived on campus. It was great to see him get a wind-legal 100-meter mark,'' he said.

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Nigerian athlete Divine Oduduru broke the national 200m indoor record after winning the highly rated event in 20.18secs at the Texas Tech Open in the United States on Sunday, February 4.

Apart from being a national record, Oduduru’s time was the best at the world stage in the event and also his personal best.

The time also replaced Texas Tech’s record of 20.49secs set by Oduduru, who finished 7th in heat 2 of the semi-finals at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Source: Naija.ng

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