Nigeria’s trio of Favour Oghene Tejiri Ashe, Raymond Ekevwo and Godson Oghenebrume all breezed into semi-final of the men’s 100m event at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham yesterday.
Ashe and Ekevwo finished among the top 10 from the heats in times of 10.12s and 10.14s to get automatic qualification spots, Oghenebrume had to wait with his time of 10.36s to get passing as one of the non-automatic qualifiers.
The Nigeria’s fastest man, Ashe won his heat, beating the likes of Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake.
Oghenebrume was initially disqualified for a false start but later reinstated which somewhat affected his concentration as he finished third in the sixth heat.
The semi-final heats are billed for today.