Last Updated on January 4, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

Brume OKEOGHENE Emerging Talent 10.13 at 16

Brume lowered his best time in the Semi-Finals with 10.20 +1.0 placing behind Enoch Adegoke 10.06 at the Nigerian Olympic trials in Lagos.

Okeoghene then set the World Youth record at 10.13 at 16!!! in the finals placing 4th behind senior athletes Enoch (10.00), Itsekiri (10.07), and Ogunlewe (10.11). 

For his efforts, Brume was selected for the World Junior Championships in the 100m along with Favour Ashe (10.17).



After a delay of the World U-20 Championship, finally it will be held soon just some days after the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics, from the 17th of August to 22th. Only athletes aged 16, 17, 18, or 19 on 31 December 2020 (born in 2001, 2002, 2003, or 2004) may compete as directed by the World Athletic body.
Also, an athlete must have hit the qualification standard and with the high performances of the Junior athletes in Nigeria, if given the chance to compete at this world stage, they will surely raise the flag high, but that can be only possible if the right preparations are been made, adequate funds to fund these Athletes also give a possibility of them to attend.

Below are *some* of the top 3 athletes in Nigeria in each event who have hit the standard.

Only the top 3 athletes with the best times are here
100m (10.58s)
☑️Brume Okeoghene. (10.13)
☑️Favour Ashe. (10.17)
☑️Adekalu Fakorede. (10.26)
Women (11.85s)
☑️Praise Ofoku. (11.50)
☑️Anita Taviore. (11.51)
☑️Olayinka Olajide. (11.60)
200m (21.38s)
☑️Adekalu Fakorede. (20.94)
☑️John Clifford. (21.11)
☑️Brume Okeoghene. (21.33)
Women (24.35s)
☑️Favour Ofili. (22.30)
☑️Anita Taviore. (23.18)
☑️Praise Ofoku. (23.74)
400m (47.35)
☑️Bamidele Ajayi.(46.24)
☑️Victor Akhalu (46.62)
☑️Chidera Johnson. (46.97)
Women (54.85s)
☑️Favour Ofili. (51.49)
☑️Imaobong Uko Nse. (51.70)
☑️Opeyemi Oke. (53.56)
☑️Eseroghene Iro Awusa. (13.90)
400mh. (53.10)
☑️ Nathaniel Ezekiel (51.90)
Women (1.00.75)
☑️Sarah Ochigbo. (58.91)
High jump (2.16m)
☑️Ehire Omamuyowi Best. (2.20)
☑️David Aya. (2.16 pending)
Discuss (49.00)
☑️Utitofon James (51.82)
☑️Esther Osisike (49.29)
Shotput (14.60)
☑️Hannah Kemele. (15.08)
Long jump (6.15m)
☑️Ruth Agadama. (6.42)
Javelin (69.50)
☑️ Nnamdi Chinecherem. (73.45)
🛑: ONLY three athletes can initially be entered per event, provided each has achieved the Entry standard, but only two will be allowed to compete.

Brume OKEOGHENE Emerging Talent 10.27 at 15

Brume Okeoghene has followed up his 10.27 with a 10.21 +2.7 m/s at Lagos on 30 March and a PB of 21.23 on the 11th of April  2021. It was a very quick 100m race with 10.21 placing him 6th.

Brume OKEOGHENE Emerging Talent 10.27 at 15

Proof Edited: by Doctor Vic Salas

Brume OKEOGHENE of Nigeria is the latest of impressive emerging Juniors.

While all focus was on Enoch Adegoke 10.16 (+0.8) run at an All-comers meet in Akure, Nigeria, in January.

According to World Athletics, I was more impressed with the second placer Brume OKEOGHENE who I later discovered was born on 5th March 2005. Making him still 15 years old when he clocked 10.27 to take second place against some good senior athletes. 

Brume was also the tallest in the field.

It was a significant improvement for Brume

Who improved from 10.50 last year. Brume is the top contender, along with Japan’s Hiroki Yanagita, born in 2003, who also ran 10.27 (+0.7) last year. 

The World Junior Championships will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17 to 22 of August.

In retrospect, Usain Bolt ran 20.58 at 15 years old and 11 months to win the World Juniors. Bolt never ran the 100 meter’s at his stage—the comparable performance to Brume’s 10.27 at the same age for 100m. Brume will be 15 years old, and 5 months at World Juniors, so he will get the chance to set another record of being months younger than Bolt when Bolt became the youngest winner in the World Juniors’ History.

As Brume turns 16 next month, he is classed in the ’16 age category for world age-grade records. 10.15 is the world record for 16-year-old’s held by Anthony Schwartz of the USA. Brume has also run a 10.68 as a 13-year-old.


  1. World Athletics Website Profile
  2. World Age Grade Record Site
  3. Youtube



By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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