Chioma Onyekwere, the present champion of the African Games and African Championships, saved her most interesting efficiency for the 12 months’s remaining main match, changing into the primary Nigerian girl to win gold within the Discus Throw occasion on the Commonwealth Games. In her fourth try, Onyekewere, 28, threw 61.70 meters, overtaking residence woman Jade Lally, who had held the lead from the competitors’s opening throw of 57.33 meters. Ever because the victory, Chioma is trending on a number of platforms. Her identify has occupied all the highest traits and has grabbed the eye of the netizens. Allow us to examine about her and different particulars within the article under.
The Nigerian, who began with 55.82 meters, knew she would wish greater than her 58.19 meters to win the gold medal on the African Championships held in Mauritius final June. She tried to rebound unsuccessfully within the second spherical with a throw of 56.42 meters, fouled the third try, after which swung the discus to a private season’s greatest mark of 61.70 meters, which is her second-best profession throw after the 63.30 meters private greatest she threw on the CVEATC, Chula Vista in California, USA, final 12 months.
Obiageri Amaechi, the defending champion from Nigeria, received the bronze medal with a throw of 56.99 meters within the fifth spherical, including to Workforce Nigeria’s already important historical past by delivering two medalists within the Discus Throw competitors. After Adewale Olukoju, Onyekwere is now the second Nigerian to ever win the Discus Throw title for Nigeria within the historical past of the competitions. Olukoju received in 1990’s Aukland with a throw of 62.62 meters.
Born on June 28, 1994, in Michigan, United States, Chioma is an American-born Nigerian observe and area athlete. As talked about above, she specializes within the discus throw. The athlete has accomplished the shotput and discus throw each on the collegiate degree and internationally representing Nigeria. Onyekwere received her first collegiate medal in 2015 in Maryland’s first season within the Huge Ten Convention. Later, in 2016, she capped off her remaining Huge Ten Indoor Observe & Discipline Championship by incomes a Silver Medal within the Weight Throw.
Allow us to add that she was a member of the Nigerian Senior Nationwide Observe and Discipline Workforce. Onyekwere was invited to compete within the 2016 African Championships in Athletics in South Africa. The athlete received the Gold Medal on the 2019 African Games in Morocco. She went on to interrupt the Nigerian Nationwide Report for the discus throw with a throw of 63.30 meters in 2021. Keep related with us for extra updates.