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Enoch Adegoke Storms ISTAF Berlin, Targets Fourth PB In 60m In Six Days

Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke will be among Tokyo Olympics finalists who will be in action at the ISTAF Indoor – a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting – in Berlin on Friday (4).

Competing indoors for the first time this year, Adegoke who made history in Tokyo last year as the first Nigerian man in 25 years to run in the 100m final at the Olympics will be hoping for a big run on Friday.

The 21 year old has been drawn in the second of two first round heats at the meeting and may face Jacobs Lamont Marcell, the Tokyo Olympic 100m champion again if they both qualify from their respective heats.

The Nigerian has been drawn alongside Jimmy Vicaut of France who holds a personal best of 6.48 seconds in the event as well as the German duo of Askovic Aleksandar (6.63s) and Kranz Kevin (6.52s)

Adegoke has been improving with each race indoors this season after starting with a 6.79 seconds finish to win his heat at the Stadtwerke Sindelfingen Hallemeeting in Glaspalast, Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart, Germany at the end of January.

The reigning Nigeria 100m champion improved to 6.74 seconds to place second in the final.

He ran 6.74 seconds again at the 9. Nationales Breuninger Hallenmeeting, Hartwig-Gauder-Halle in Erfurt, Germany in his first round heat to place third before improving to 6.73 seconds to place fourth in the final..

Adegoke whose 9.98 seconds run at the Tokyo Olympics has already secured his passage to the World Indoor Championships next month in Belgrade, Serbia will be hoping to break 6.70 for the first time in his career.

 

Source: sportsnow.com.ng

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