Athletics: Ogunlewe Wins At Abuja Golden League
Three-time Nigeria national champion, Seye Ogunlewe proved his worth yet again this time at the Abuja leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN Golden League Meet.
Ogunlewe who has been controversially omitted from the list of athletes to represent Nigeria at next month’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia emerged tops in the Men’s 100m event.
Having missed the final of the men’s 100m at last month’s Commonwealth Games Trials, Ogunlewe made a return at the Abuja Golden League which is only his second competition this season.
He raced in the heats where he won Heat 2 in 10.55s on Friday, before stepping up his game on Saturday to renew his rivalry with Ogho-Oghene Egwero in the final.
The 26-year old gave a glimpse of what to expect this season as he outclassed the rest of the field with a Season’s Best (SB) of 10.23s, improving on his former SB of 10.31s to cement his status as the man to beat in Nigeria.
Egwero and Usheoritse Itsekiri followed in 10.30s and 10.47s respectively, while Emmanuel Arowolo settled for 4th in 10.48s.
It is yet to be seen if the AFN will have a rethink on taking Ogunlewe along for the Commonwealth Games.
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