CWG: Onwuzurike hits 200m final, Akintola, Ojeli crash out

Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike

Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike

Nigeria’s Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike has qualified for the men’s 200 metres final after winning the second semi-finals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games is taking place in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The 19-year-old Nigerian won the race in a time of 20.56 seconds for a brilliant performance to beat Emmanuel Eseme of Cameroon who came second at a time 20.69 seconds of and Dwight St. Hillaire of Trinidad and Tobago who came third in a time of 20.95 seconds.

In the first Semi-final, Nigeria’s Alaba Olukunle Akintola crashed out, placing a distant 5th position.

The race was won by British Sprinter, Zharnel Hughes, with Brendon Rodney of Canada coming second in the race.

In the third Semi-final, Ifeanyi Emmanuel Ojeli crashed out after coming 6the race in a time of 21.39 seconds.

The race was won by Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago, who reached the finished line in a time of 20.40 seconds and Ghana’s Joseph Paul Amoah, who placed second in a time of 20.51 seconds.



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