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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Seye Ogunlewe Retains 100 Meters Title In Style

For the third consecutive time, reigning Nigerian 100 meters champion, Seye Ogunlewe has retained his 100-metre title at the ongoing national trials organized by the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN).


Seye clocked 10:22 in a keenly contested race emerging ahead of compatriots Obinna Metu and Harry Chukwudike among others.

Seye came into the race as the championship favourite and the reigning champion of the last two editions of the national competition which held in 2015 and 2016.

With support from his management, Lagos-based leading creative agency, Temple Management Company, the athlete has put in the work on his game. Seye who is based in the United Kingdom has been training very hard and only just returned from warm weather training in Texas, United States of America.

Speaking after his latest triumph, he said, "Winning for the third means a lot to me and the team behind me. I am happy that I didn’t let myself down. That said, I have my eyes on the next race. I take this as a challenge for more work! I hope to make Nigeria proud on the big stage."

Also speaking, the athlete’s representative, Koye Sowemimo, Head Of Sports, TMC, expressed satisfaction at the latest feat by his athlete. Temple Management Company also represents other sports talent including Super Falcons’ defender, Ebi Onome, Tennis teenage sensation, Marylove Edwards.

"What we have witnessed today is the result of a lot of hardwork by Seye. We are pleased and proud of the remarkable feat of him emerging the national champion for the third consecutive time in a row. I am not sure if someone has set this record before now. I hope that this will inspire corporate Nigerian to line behind this great athlete to take his winning streak to the world stage," said Sowemimo.

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