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Divine Oduduru runs 9.94s to join list of quickest African athletes

Divine Oduduru joined an exclusive list of athletes to have done sub 10s in the fastest time after running 9.94 at the Michael Johnson invitational in Texas on Saturday.

The 22-year-old became the first Nigerian to break the 10s barrier in almost 13 years to join the likes Olusoji Fasuba, Frank Federicks and other African greats who had done it.

Here is the list of African to have ran sub 10sec the quickest

🇳🇬 Olusoji Fasuba – 9.85s
🇳🇦 Frankie Federicks – 9.86s
🇿🇼 Ngonidzashe Makusha – 9.89s
🇿🇦 Akani Simbine – 9.89s
🇳🇬 Seun Ogunkoya – 9.92s
🇳🇬 Davidson Ezinwa – 9.94s
🇳🇬 Divine Oduduru – 9.94s🆕
🇿🇦 Wayde Van Niekerk – 9.94s
🇨🇮 Arthur Cisse – 9.94s
🇳🇬 Olapade Adenekan – 9.95s

The list of Nigerians to have done sub 10s the quickest

Olusoji Fasuba 9.85s
Seun Ogunbote 9.92s
Davidson Ezinwa 9.94s
Olapade Adenekan 9.95s
Divine Oduduru 9.94s
Deji Aliu 9.95s
Uchenna Emedolu 9.97secs
Daniel Effiong 9.98secs

Worthy of note is Olapade Adenekan who is the first Nigerian sprinter to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 metres: his personal best time was 9.95 seconds, achieved in April 1994 in El Paso.

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