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ASAC Douala: How Nigeria fared on Day One

…as Enekwechi, Onyekwere win first gold medals

Nigeria twice struck gold on day one of many ongoing African Senior Athletics Championships in Douala, Cameroon, by means of Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Chioma Onyekwere within the males’s shot put and girls’s discus, respectively.

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi

Enekwechi started what seems to be like a gold rush for the nation by pounding out a championship file of 21.20 m to win.

He thus accomplished a hat-trick of African Championship titles, having gained in Asaba and Mauritius, and is now tied for probably the most gold medals by a male shot putter within the historical past of the Championships.

Chioma Onyekwere

Two-time African champion and one-time nationwide champion, Chioma Onyekwere, added one other one to her titles with a throw of 59.43 m.

It was her sixth-best mark this season, and it was sufficient for her to win the title.

Kanyinsola Ajayi

Newly topped Nigerian males’s 100m champion, Kanyinsola Ajayi, gained males’s 100m warmth 3 in 10.21s. Ghana’s Isaac Botsio was second.

Godson Brume

Godson Brume positioned third within the males’s 100-metre warmth, gained by Joseph Fahnbulleh with a time of 10.45s.

Usheoritse Itsekiri

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Usheoritse Itsekiri completed second within the males’s 100m warmth 4 behind Tapiwanashe Makarawu, who gained in 10.35s.

 

Rosemary Chukwuma

Rosemary Chukwuma completed second in ladies’s 100m warmth 1, which was gained by Ivory Coast’s Marie Josée Ta Lou-Smith in 11.14s.

Olayinka Olajide

Olayinka Olajide clocked 11.67s to win the ladies’s 100m warmth 8 and advance to the semi-finals.

Favour Ofili

Favour Ofili clocked a time of 11.22s to win the ladies’s 100m warmth 2 and superior to the semis.

Emeka Jeffery

Emeka Jeffery was the primary Nigerian to be in p motion on Friday, and he didn’t disappoint,  concluding his morning occasions within the shot put.

He threw a brand new decathlon-shot put private better of 10.60m to complete third within the occasion, bettering on his former PB of 10.47 m that he threw earlier this 12 months in Asaba.

Since 2018 (Peter Moreno and Samuel Osadolor), Jeffery is the primary Nigerian to compete within the decathlon on the African Championship, and he shall be hoping to make the rostrum. He completed 2nd within the 100m earlier on Friday.

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