Nigeria’s Shot Put record holder, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi became the first Nigerian, man or woman, to qualify for the final of Shot Put event in the history of the IAAF World Championship.
Enekwechi threw 20.94m,four centimetres above the 20.90m qualification mark set by the IAAF with his second and final throw of the evening to seal his spot in the final.
The African record holder will slog it out in the final against defending champion,Tomas Walsh of New Zealand who holds a personal season’s best of 22.44m and 2016 Olympics king, Ryan Cousser of the USA who has thrown 22.74m this year.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s 4x100m relay teams and 4x400m relay teams will need to be at their collective best as they begin their quest for a place in the final later today.
By Chineze Ogugua
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