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Tokyo Olympics: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi takes Nigeria into men’s shot put final

Enekwechi picked one of the qualifying spots for the finals after hitting a distance of 21.16m with his throw.

• August 3, 2021
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi

Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has scaled through to the men’s shot put final after his launch hit a mark of 21.16m. He ranked 4th and picked up one of the non-automatic qualifying spots for the final. 

Enekwachi is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist and reigning African champion in shot put. He is also the 2019 African Games champion and the reigning Nigerian National Sports Festival champion.

He will be competing alongside Mesud Pezer of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Zane Weir of Italy,  Kyle Blingnaut of South Africa, Jacko Gill and Tomas Walsh of New Zealand, Darlan Romani of Brazil, Mostafa Hassan of Egypt, Armin Sinancevic of Serbia and Peyton Otterdahl of the United States in the men’s shot put final. 

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