Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Metu Is Nigeria's Fastest Man

Obinna Metu ruthlessly finished off his rivals to reclaim the national 100m title he surrendered to Ogho-Oghene Egwero for two seasons.

Metu proved too strong for the field yesterday and he showed Seconds, we hope for a good performance from them at the African Championships," said Jide Josiah Athletics Federation of Nigeria vice president.

That the four months he spent training in Atlanta, USA were not a joke. He clinched the hotly contested race with 10.11 seconds his best ever performance over the event. There was no controversy of a photo finish this time around and Metu thumped his chest and vowed to join the club of sub 10 seconds runners.

"My target now is to go faster and do a sub ten. I have worked so hard and I'm happy that my efforts are paying off," said Metu.

Egwero had no regrets. He had taken the lead from the start, but succumbed when the heat from Metu became unbearable. Egwero finished at 10.19 his fastest time this season, while Stanley Azie was third with 10.32.

The Championships come to a close today with athletics officials beaming their focus on the Africa Championships next week in Port Novo, Benin Republic.

"We are very happy with what we have seen. With two athletes doing a low 10 Seconds, we hope for a good performance from them at the African Championships," said Jide Josiah Athletics Federation of Nigeria vice president.

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