Onwuzurike Sets Athletics U-20 Men’s 200m Record, Reaches Final


Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike layed down a marker for the men’s 200m final when he set a new 20.13 seconds championships record on his way to becoming the sixth Nigerian to qualify for the half lap final at the World Athletics U-20 Championships.

Accompanied by his father to the ongoing World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, Onwuzurike left no one in doubt about his mission to Nairobi which is to succeed Francis Obikwelu as the next Nigerian World U-20 champion in the 200m.

The 18 year old started on an impressive note, setting a new personal best of 20.47 seconds to win his first round heat and qualify for the semifinal.

In the semifinal, the high school graduate stormed to another personal best of 20.13 seconds, the fastest 200m time ever witnessed in the history of the championships and a new Nigerian U-20 record to qualify for Saturday’s final.

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Source: Complete Sports