Salwa Eid Naser: Nigerian born woman becomes world's fastest in women athletics

Salwa Eid Naser: Nigerian born woman becomes world's fastest in women athletics

- Nigerian born international athlete, Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu, who is now known as Salwa Eid Naser, has made a record time of 48.14 in the ongoing IAAF world championships

- Naser made the record in a 400m race, making her the world's fastest, adding to the few success stories of the competition

- The champion was born in Anambra but switched allegiance in 2014 to Bahrain, became a Muslim and changed her name

Nigerian born international athlete, Salwa Eid Naser (formerly known as Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu) has taken the world of sport by storm.

In the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations world championship in Doha, she won the 400m in a best record time of 48.14.

According the IAAF, her race time is the best and fastest over three decades of the championship. It should be noted that she also won gold at the 2015 World Youth Championships in Athletics.

Two years after, she followed up with a silver medal at the 2017 edition of the same competition. Naser who was born in Anambra reportedly started racing at the age of 11.

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In 2014, however, she changed citizen to Bahrain and converted to Islam. She also had a name change to Salwa Eid Naser.

Another thing to note is the young champion was initially trained by a Nigerian by the name John George.

Her very first senior title was at the 2015 Military World Games as she competed against Olympics champions like Bianca Razor and Nataliya Pyhyda.

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

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

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.

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