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Adidas signs Udodi Onwuzurike, joins Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume

Nigeria’s fastest rising sprinter Udodi Onwuzurike announced his signing with the Adidas family, joining Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 12th November 2023

Nigerian youngster, Udodi Onwuzurike, has joined Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume in the top group of athletes who have signed deals with Adidas.


Onwuzurike recently forfeited his student-athlete scholarship at the elite Stanford University and turned professional. The NCAA 200-meter champion made a video announcement on his Instagram account, and he has since stated that he will run professionally for the German athletic company.


“Impossible Is Nothing. Excited for this new chapter @adidas” 


The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the best young sprinters in the world and won the NCAA 200-meter event this season. He also boasts personal bests of 19.76 and 9.92 seconds in the 200 and 100 meters.



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It is noteworthy that his 19.76 seconds is the second-fastest time by a Nigerian athlete in history as well as the fifth-fastest mark in the globe this year. He competed for Nigeria and won the World U20 championship in the 200-meter event in Nairobi, Kenya. In the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, he was a member of the winning 4×100-meter winning quartet.


After Amusan, Brume, and Favour Ofili, Onwuzurike is the fourth Nigerian athlete currently signed to a contract with Adidas.


In preparation for a well-deserved berth at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, he will be aiming for a great maiden professional season.


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