Praise Olatoke


Player profile

  • Hometown Glasgow, Scotland
  • Last School St. Columbas School
  • Year Senior
  • Major Sport Industry

Ohio State Overview

  • Praise is a senior majoring in sport industry
  • He transferred to Ohio State from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia
  • Competed for the Buckeyes at the 2021 Big Ten Conference indoor championships in the 60- and 200-meter dashes
  • Made the finals of the 200 at Big Tens but was injured during the race and missed the 2021 outdoor season
  • 2020-21 OSU Scholar Athlete and USTFCCCA All-Academic Honoree

As a Junior

  • Season Bests (I): 6.87 (60 Meters), 21.20 (200 Meters), 3:07.45 (4×400-Meter Relay)
  • Season Wins: 60-meter dash at PSU Invite, Jan. 23, 4×400-Meter Relay (Feb. 6), 4×400-Meter Relay (Feb. 12)

More on Praise

  • He was named the 2019 Scottish U20 Athlete of the Year
  • Qualified to represent the United Kingdom at the 2020 European Athletics U20 Championships
  • Set Trinity Western records in both the 300 meters and 60 meters
  • Was born in Nigeria and moved to Scotland at age 5 from his hometown of Lagos, Nigeria