Nigeria fastest man, Seye Ogunlewe has described his Silver medal in the 4x100m Relay as a compensation for his podium miss at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
He placed fourth in April after narrowly missing out of a podium finish in the 100m Men’s final.
Ogunlewe’s Bronze medal loss was as a result of Yohan Blake’s quicker reaction time (0.139) than the Nigerian (0.143). Both ran 10.19 secs behind South African duo, Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies in first and second respectively.
Ogunlewe also missed out on a medal on Thursday in the 100m Men’s final of the African Senior Athletics Championship. He led Team Nigeria to a silver medal in a time of 38.74 secs behind South Africa 24 hours later.
Ogunlewe said to ACLSports.com,”It makes me feel good that I could work harder and it’s a compensation for the Commonwealth Games.”
“It was good to come out on top and good team work, we got the baton round and good to see Nigeria on the podium today.”
The three-time national champion hopes to improve on this performance in the remaining part of the Athletics season.
“I still have few more races before the end of the season and I’ll go back to London to train and hopefully I will come out top.”
Akani Simbine anchored Team South Africa to Gold in a time of 38.25 secs beating Team Nigeria (Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Divine Oduduru, Emmanuel Arowolo and Seye Ogunlewe) while Team Coted I’voire settled for Bronze.