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Another Weekend Of Brilliance For Nigerian Athletes Ahead Olympics

Nigeria athletes continued to show potential ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games with some track and field athletes making waves with mouthwatering performances. National record holder in men’s shot put, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, erased his own National Record of 21.80m throw with another Personal Best of 21.91m to finish third at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League in Eugene. With his effort, he is just 6m short of South Africa’s Janus Robberts African Record of 21.97m, making him the secondbest thrower in African history.

Following in his footsteps was sprinter, Rosemary Chukwuma, becoming the second fastest Nigerian woman in history after Blessing Okagbare after running a new Personal Best of 10.88secs to win her 100m quarterfinal at the NCAA East Regionals. She shaved 0.11secs off her PB set in 2022, beating Ariane Linton of the USA who was 2nd in 11.07secs (PB), and Jassani Carter also of the US in 11.09secs.

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