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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Enekwechi qualifies for men’s shot put final

Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has qualified for the men’s shot put final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.

Enekwechi launch hit a mark of 21.16m. The 28-year-old ranked 4th and picked up one of the non-automatic qualifying spots for the final.

He will now contest against other opponents in the final billed for Thursday, 5th August.

Enekwechi will compete against 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.

Enekwechi is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver medalist and reigning African champion in shot put.

He is also the 2019 African Games champion and the reigning Nigerian National Sports Festival champion.

Meanwhile, Team Nigeria has won two medals (silver and bronze) at the on-going Tokyo Olympics.

Blessing Oborodudu won silver in the women’s 68kg wrestling after losing in Tuesday’s final.

And in the early hours of Tuesday, Ese Brume won bronze in the long women’s long jump.

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