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

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Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi competes in the men’s shot put qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 3, 2021. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP)

Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has qualified for the men’s shot put final after his launch hit a mark of 21.16m.

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Enekwechi will be competing alongside 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.

He is ranked 4th and picked up one of the non-automatic qualifying spots for the final.

Enekwechi is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist and reigning African champion in shot put. He is also the 2019 African Games champion and the reigning Nigerian National Sports Festival champion.

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