Nigerian sensation Divine Oduduru failed to qualify for the men’s 200m final after finishing 7th in heat 2 of the semi-finals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Oduduru competed in the race with Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Canada’s Andre Grasse, but could not create an upset like he did in his first semi-finals race where he finished 0.06 seconds behind Bolt.

The Jamaican superstar won the race, clocking in a season’s best 19.78s, while Grasse took the second automatic qualification spot, running a new Canadian national record of 19.80s.

Running in Lane 7, Oduduru clocked in 20.59s to cross the finish line, which incidentally was not good enough for him to compete in the final.

It was the second time at the Rio Olympics that Oduduru ran against Bolt, after the pair met in the first round heats on Tuesday.

The Nigeria’s fastest man will savor the experience in subsequent major international championships.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (L) and Nigeria's Divine Oduduru (R)

 

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