Chuks Enekwechi emerges first Nigerian athlete to compete for medal at World Championship

Chuks Enekwechi emerges first Nigerian athlete to compete for medal at World Championship

- Chuks Enekwechi has qualified for men’s Shot Put final at ongoing 2019 World Championship

- The African champion claimed a place for the 12-man final with his 2nd throw of 20.94m

- Enekwechi could not progress to the final two years ago in London

Chuks Enekwechi, African champion, has emerged the first Nigerian athlete that will compete for the final men's Shot Put at 2019 World Championship in Doha.

According to reports coming out of Doha, Enekwechi secured the automatic qualification spot for men’s Shot Put final, but it did not come on a platter of gold.

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The African record holder qualified from Group A, but with the qualification mark set at 20.90m, Enekwechi could only make 20.12m during his first throw.

However, he achieved a much improved number with his 2nd throw - 20.94m to claim a place for the 12-man final.

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Back in London two years ago, Enekwechi could not progress to the final, meaning his career has now enjoyed a significant lift.

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Despite being the first Nigerian to reach the final, Enekwechi will be looking forward to go a step further, by claiming the winner’s medal when the final of men’s Shot Put event holds on Saturday, October 5, in Doha.

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Interestingly, before joining his teammates, the Nigerian international was spotted wearing a protective skull cap on Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2.

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