Before the official postponement of the Olympics on March 24, Divine Oduduru had an inclination his dream tournament was going to be moved.
The announcement was more of a confirmation of what was clear as day as the novel coronavirus continued its spread across the world.
“I wasn’t really surprised when the Olympics was postponed because it needed to be postponed due to the situation the world is passing through,” Divine says from his base in the United States of America.
Had the games not been postponed, the Delta state-born athlete would have been three months away from making an impact on the world stage. It would have been a showing from a more mature and experienced athlete, aeons away from when he raced at the Rio 2016 Olympics where he finished seventh in the 200m semi-final.
His growth as an athlete has been impressive. There was clearly talent when he was spotted at the Dr. Awoture Eleyae U-15/Open Athletics Championship held in Delta, Nigeria.
Source: News update