AAC: Nigeria's Enekwechi wins first goal medal

AAC: Nigeria's Enekwechi wins first goal medal

Nigeria's Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has won the first gold medal at the 2024 African Athletics Championship in Douala, Cameroon.

Enekwechi took first position in the men's shot put with a throw of 21.20m, a new championship record.

The shot putter has now completed a hat-trick of African Championship titles, having won in Asaba and Mauritius.

He is now tied for the most gold medals by a male shot putter in the history of the championship.

In the women's discus throw, Ashley Anumba claimed gold medal.

Anumba produced a last-round effort of 59.30m to secure top spot ahead of another Nigerian Obiageri Amaechi who got a silver with 58.80m.

Chioma Onyekwere took third position.


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