Two Nigerians Seye Ogunlewe and Enoch Adegoke will be competing for medals in the men’s 100m final of the athletics event of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday.
Ogunlewe qualified for the final despite finishing third in his semi-final while Adegoke won his semi-final and qualified automatically.
Ogunlewe, who has a personal best time of 10.12 seconds, was third in semi-final 3 in a personal season’s best time of 10.20 seconds behind Cayman Islands’ Keman Hyman, who ran 10.10 seconds, and South Africa’s Akani Simbine (10.12 seconds).
Ogunlewe qualified for the final as one of the fastest losers, as only the top two in each of the three semi-finals are guaranteed final spots.
Adegoke ran a slower time than Ogunlewe in the semi-finals but Adegoke came first in semi-final 2 in 10.24 seconds after setting a new personal best of 10.19 seconds in the heats.
However, Nigeria’s Ogho-Oghene Egwero failed to make the final after finishing sixth in semi-final 1 in 10.24 seconds.
Ogunlewe will run in Lane 1 in Monday’s final while Adegoke will start in Lane 5, one of the coveted middle lanes.
Jamaican Yohan Blake and Simbile are the favourites to win the top two medals in the final. Blake, who has a personal best 9.69 seconds, has already run 9.90 seconds this year.
Simbine has a personal best of 9.89 seconds and has run 9.94 seconds this year.