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Seye Ogunlewe defends 100m title, books Rio Olympics spot

Seye Ogunlewe has qualified to represent Nigeria in the 100m and 200m race at the forth-coming Rio 2016 Olympics after finishing first in the men’s 100m event at the Trials on Friday.

Ogunlewe is Nigeria’s fastest man again after winning the 100m Men’s title.

Ogunlewe, who won his first national title in Warri in 2015, beat his rivals as he ran a new Personal Best time of 10.12secs to retain his crown and also book a slot to the Rio Olympics having surpassed the set standard.

Divine Oduduru with a time of 10.25secs and Egwero Ogho-Oghene with a time of 10.36secs finished in second and third place respectively.

Speaking after his victory, Ogunlewe said he worked very hard to defend the title and would even work harder to make some impact in his debut appearance at the Olympics.

“I give thanks to God for making this possible, winning the 100m event again and qualifying for the Olympics is a dream come true,” the UK-based athlete stated.

Ogunlewe with a time of 21.28secs also won one of the finals of the men’s 200m event.

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