Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Divine Oduduru: The Nigerian athlete who just beat a 20-year-old record in America.

Divine Oduduru beat a 20-year-old record in America ( texastech.com)
After an injury-plagued 2017, Oduduru is back on the radar again, following his impressive display in Texas.

I feel happy, I feel grateful and feel fulfilled,” Divine Oduduru said in an interview after qualifying for the final of the 200m event of the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2013.

That statement in his comical ‘Warri’ accent became an internet sensation. It was used for memes, jokes and all sort and that was how Divine Oduduru is mostly known fore on social media.

He went on to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, running a personal best 20.34 in the Men’s 200m Heat to qualify for the semi-final.

By Steve Dede.

Full story at Pulse NG.