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Tokyo 2020: Enekwechi Loses In Men’s Shot Put Final


Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi fails to win a medal in the men’s shot put final at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday.

The Nigerian athlete finished 12th after throwing 19.74m on his third attempt.

He fouled in his first attempt, and on his second, he’s thrown 18.87m.

Ranked among the top 12 in the event before the Games, Enekwechi made history on Tuesday when he became the first Nigerian to qualify for the final of the shot put event.

Bare 24 hours before the game, Enekwechi was seen in a video washing the jersey for his shot put final.

The video, which went viral, got many Nigerians angry.

The caption in the video indicated that the athlete was given one jersey for the competition.

“When you made the Olympic Finals, but you only have one jersey,” he wrote.

World record-holder Ryan Crouser bettered his own Olympic mark as he retained the men’s shot put title on Thursday.

The American managed a best of 23.30 metres on his sixth and final effort, a new Olympic record after his five previous attempts had also all gone beyond the 22.52m that saw him win gold at the 2016 Rio Games.

The 28-year-old Crouser led a repeat of the Rio podium, with teammate and world champion Joe Kovacs taking silver with 22.65m, and New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh claiming bronze (22.47).

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