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Nigeria’s Olympic sprinter Ejowvokoghene Divine Oduduru, made famous for his exclamation “I never espererrit,” has reportedly bagged a scholarship to Texas Technology University (TTU) in the United States.

Divine Oduduru The sprinter admission into TTU has been confirmed via the Twitter account @AthleticsAfrica. The school unofficial handle (@TTU_TF_XC) also tweeted a congratulatory message to the Nigerian sprinter.


Oduduru represented Nigeria at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, running a personal best 20.34 in the Men’s 200m Heat to qualify for the semi-final. In that race, he finished very closely behind Usain Bolt who ran a time of 20.28s. Oduduru is a World Junior Championships silver medallist and a five-time African Junior champions in 200m.