Nigeria sprint sensation, Divine Oduduru could make his long-awaited professional debut at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial – Athletic Hungarian Grand Prix in Hungary tonight.
Oduduru was supposed to make his professional and Diamond League debut in the men’s 200m event at the Lausanne Grand Prix in Switzerland last weekend but could not secure a visa on time for the competition.
Oduduru, a three-time NCAA Champion, will compete in the 200m against a competitive field that includes the fastest man in the world this season Christian Coleman, reigning world and European 200m champion Ramil Guliyev and Aaron Brown from Canada.
Oduduru has clocked one of that fastest times in 200m this year with 19.73s ahead of Coleman (19.97s) and Guliyev (19.99s).
Sprints queen, Blessing Okagbare will also be in Hungary, running against the likes of World silver medalist, Marie Ta Lou and Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the women’s 200m.
Okagbare ran a season-best time of 22.05s to win the Women’s 200m race at the Prefontaine Classic held in Standford, USA last month ahead of the reigning Olympic 100m and 200m gold medalist, Elaine Thompson and Okagbare, who has recently been in top form after years blighted with injuries also won her last Diamond League 100m race in Morocco.