Nigerias Chukwuebuka Enekwechi eyes gold at World Athletics Champs & Commonwealth Games

Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi eyes gold at World Athletics Champs & Commonwealth Games

Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi eyes gold at World Athletics Champs & Commonwealth Games – Nigerian Record-holder in the men’s Shot put, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi was on a roll while competing on Day 1 of the Nigerian Commonwealth Games/World Championships Trials in Benin, consistently throwing over 20m in all his attempts to retain his title from last year.

His victory was never in doubt, going by his throws during the warm-up session which captivated the fans at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium and kept them asking for more. This he did, eventually saving his best throw for last, extending his Season’s Best (SB) of 21.20m set in Mauritius to a new mark of 21.25m. read more

Pleased with his final throw, the 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist took a bow to appreciate the massive support of the fans. Olukorede Samuel was 2nd with 14.52m while Abujei Chinedu was 3rd with 14.40m.

Enekwechi has won three championships at the National Championships after dominating the men’s shot put in both of his previous appearances in 2016 and 2021. Along with winning the 2019 African Games and back-to-back GOLD medals in Asaba 2018 and Mauritius 2022, he also triumphed at the 2018 National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja and is the event’s continental champion. read more

In Oregon, the African Games record holder will try to become the first Nigerian to place first in the competition. When the Commonwealth Games begin in Birmingham directly following the World Championships in Oregon, he will also be looking to convert the Silver medal he won in Gold Coast, Australia, four years ago to GOLD. results


By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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