Gold Coast 2018 Seye Ogunlewe is gutted after narrowly missing out on bronze

Ogunlewe finished on the same time with third-paced Blake but still missed out on bronze.

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Seye Ogunlewe of Nigeria and Rohan Browning of Australia play

Seye Ogunlewe of Nigeria and Rohan Browning of Australia

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Nigerian sprinter Seye Ogunlewe has revealed his disappointment after narrowly missing out on a bronze medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

Ogunlewe finished the 100m finals with a time of 10.19, same as Jamaican runner Yohan Blake.

The Nigerian sprinter was however adjourned to have finished fourth behind Blake by some microseconds to miss out on the medal.

 

A day after the race he took to his Instagram to express his disappointment on missing out on a bronze medal.

GUTTED! I tried my best, unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for a medal,” he wrote on Instagram.

We both finished at 10.19 but Yohans torso slightly crossed the line before mine by microseconds.

“However, I hope I made u guys proud! Thanks for the love and messages, they mean everything to me! God bless you all abundantly!

Nigerians are angry

 

His reaction was very dissimilar to that of Nigerians who took to social media to blast the Commonwealth Games for cheating Nigeria of a medal.

Still images from the race emerged on Twitter as Nigerians believed that Ogunlewe reached the touchline first.

IAAF guidelines, however, state that qualifying and medal positions can be decided by going to a thousandth of a second and it seems that the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) also follows that same rule.

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