Nigerian shotput specialist, Enekwachi set new African record, qualifies Olympic Games

By Goodness Ndukuba, Awka on February 23, 2024



U.S.-based Nigerian shotput specialist, Chukwuebuka Enekwachi has set a new African record of 21.63 metres in the sport of shot put in the Czech Republic.

Solomon Ogba, the 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and a former Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said: ''this is also an Olympic qualifier!''. 

NOC's Spokesman, Tony Nezianya in a statement on Friday said that Chukwuebuka has also just landed a big indoor Personal Best (PB) of 21.63m in the men's Shot Put at the Hvezdy v. Nehvizdech in the Czech Republic!

He broke the indoor African Record of 21.47m that has stood since 2001, by Janus Roberts of South Africa and put together his best series ever in the event, going over 21 metres on every attempt:



21 57m




Chukwuebuka Cornnell Enekwechi (born 28 January 1993) is a Nigerian-American track and field athlete, specializing in throwing events. 

According to Wikipedia, he competes internationally for Nigeria.

He is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist and reigning African Champion in the shot put.

He has been also the 2019 African Games Champion and the reigning Nigerian National Sports Festival Champion. 

Meanwhile, another athlete in the Jumps, Ruth Usoro leapt a 6.87 metres to qualify for Paris 2024 Games.





Source Daily Sports Nigeria

Posted February 23, 2024


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