Usheoritse Itsekiri Wins 100 Meters Event At The 2019 International Meeting Anhalt

Usheoritse Itsekiri has clocked a time of 10.21 seconds to win the 100 meters event at the 2019 International Meeting Anhalt at the Paul Greifzu Stadium in Dessau, Germany.

Usheoritse Itsekiri beat South African Simon Magakwe (10.27 seconds) and Direck Silva from Brazil (10.35 seconds) to 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

Compatriot Ogho-Oghene Egwero finished fourth with a Season Best (SB) time of 10.35 seconds.

Itsekiri had earlier won Heats A with a time of 10.30 seconds to qualify for the A final, while Egwero was second in his Heats with a time of 10.35 seconds.

Usheoritse Itsekiri ran a Personal Best (PB) time of 10.07 seconds (+1.7) to win the men’s 100 meters at the 55th International Whitsun Festival in Rehlingen last week, to qualify for the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Itsekiri will represent Nigeria with Divine Oduduru, Blessing Okagbare, Tobilola Amusan and Raymond Ekevwo at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Usheoritse Itsekiri

Usheoritse Itsekiri (born 31 January 1998) is a Nigerian sprinter. He competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the 4×100 metres relay. In 2018, he competed at the African Championships in Asaba and won a silver medal in the 4×100 metres relay.

Usheoritse Itsekiri gained his first experience at international competition at the 2015 African Youth Athletics Championships in Reduit, where he finished fourth over 200 metres. He later participated in the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games held in Apia and reached both the 100 and 200 metres semi-finals.

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