Best and Worst Moments: Oyeniyi Abejoye
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For this edition, 110m hurdles Silver medalist from the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, Oyeniyi Abejoye said competing at the Commonwealth Games with a hamstring injury was his best career moment while he said he is yet to have a worst moment on the track.
“My best moment was competing with a hamstring injury at the Commonwealth Games in April. I was happy I started the race and completed it. I also made the semifinals at the Games.”
“For me, it was an experience I appreciate and value so much because I learnt more about self management. It was a cool experience and it was my first national team appearance. ”
“It is a morale boost for me to make the team subsequently.”
I have never had a worst moment. It was suppose to be my hamstring injury but I used it as my best because I built on it. So unfortunately I have none.
He spoke about his race at the African Champs and how he won his first international medal.
“Coming to the African Champs was a pretty cool opportunity that I really appreciate. All I had in mind was making the team to the IAAF Continental Cup which would definitely happen running a sub 14s and making the top 2 in the final. How it happened, I don’t know but deep down in me, it’s something I prepared my mind for.”
He still insisted that despite not making the final or grabbing a medal at the Commonwealth Games, it will still linger in his memories as his best moment.
“But my best moment so far was competing at the Commonwealth Games with an hamstring injury. It was not a Did Not Finish (DNF) or Did Not Start (DNS).”
Talking about his preparation for the IAAF Continental Cup, he said, “I am just keeping fit. I will go out there to have fun and push harder for a Season’s best to round off the season.”