Oduduru Sets New Nigerian Record, Becomes Second Fastest African

Channels Television  
Updated June 8, 2019


Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has become the second fastest African ever just behind his compatriot and legend Olusoji Fasuba.

Oduduru attained this latest feat after the Delta State-born athlete put up another jaw-dropping performance at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships.

Oduduru easily won the 100 meters in 9.86 seconds and that is the fastest ever by an African since Fasuba ran a slightly faster time of 9.85 seconds 13 years ago in Doha, Qatar.

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About 45 minutes after his heroics in the 100 meters, Oduduru won the 200 meters in 19.73 seconds.

The athlete had set another record at the Big-12 Championships, in May, running 9.99 seconds in the men’s 100 meters final race.

In April, the Texas tech student-athlete broke Francis Obekwelu’s 200 meters national record and also became the first Nigerian to run a sub-10 in the 100 meters race at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas.