Ogunlewe blames Asaba track for 100m failure, as South Africans dominate events (Guardian)

Ogunlewe blames Asaba track for 100m failure, as South Africans dominate events (Guardian)

Nigeria’s hope of picking a medal in the men’s 100m at the ongoing Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships was dashed yesterday, as sprinter, Seye Ogunlewe failed to live up to expectations.

Two South African athletes, Akani Simbine and Simon Magakwe won the gold and bronze medals in 10.25 seconds and 10.35 seconds respectively, while Gueu Arthur Cisse of Cote d’Ivoire got the silver in 10.33 seconds.

Ogunlewe, who finished in a disappointing fifth position (10.45secs), said the newly installed Asaba tartan track was responsible for his failure. Read more

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