November 28, 2022

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Commonwealth Video games 2022: Onyekwere wins historic Discus gold medal

Chioma Onyekwere and Obiageri Amaechi

Reigning African Video games and African Championships champion, Chioma Onyekwere saved her finest for the final main competitors of the 12 months to make historical past as the primary Nigerian girl to win the Commonwealth Video games gold within the Discus Throw occasion.

Onyekewere, 28, threw 61.70m in her fourth try and take the lead from residence lady, Jade Lally who led from the beginning of the competitors along with her opening throw of 57.33m.

The Nigerian who opened with 55.82m knew she wanted greater than the 58.19m she threw to win the African Championships gold final June in Mauritius.

She responded with out success within the second spherical with a 56.42m effort, fouled the third try earlier than swinging the discus to a private season’s finest mark of 61.70m, her second finest profession mark after the 63.30m private finest she threw final 12 months on the CVEATC, Chula Vista in California, USA.

Crew Nigeria made additional historical past by producing two medallists within the Discus Throw occasion for the primary time with reigning Nigerian champion, Obiageri Amaechi successful the bronze medal along with her 56.99m fifth spherical effort.

Onyekwere has now grow to be the second Nigerian after Adewale Olukoju to win the Discus Throw title for Nigeria within the historical past of the championships.

Olukoju threw 62.62m to win in Aukcland in 1990.

All focus will now shift to the women and men 100m semifinal on Wednesday, the lads’s excessive soar and the ladies’s shot put ultimate.

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