Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has set a new Games record in the Shot Put event at the on-going African Games in Morocco.
Enekwechi threw a distance of 21.48m to erase the 20.25m record previously set by Frank Elemba at the 2015 edition in Congo, Brazzaville.
Interestingly, it was Enekwechi’s first attempt that landed him the new African Games record and as well a Gold Medal for his effort.
Before his triumph in Morocco, Enekwechi had also won the top prize at the Senior Athletics Championship held in Asaba last year.
With this, Nigeria has added one more record to its long list in African Games history.
Enekwechi threw over 20 metres in the shot put for the first time in 2016.
He won his first national title at the 2016 Nigerian Championships in Sapele with a distance of 19.60 m.
He chased after the Olympic qualification shot put mark of 20.50 m but only managed a best of 20.45 that year.