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Tokyo 2020: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi mises medal in Men’s shot put final



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Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi on Thursday failed to impress in the final of the men’s shot put event at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.


The 28-year-old who threw 21.28 metres to win the 2019 African Games gold in Rabat could only record a throw of 19.74 to place last on Thursday in the 12-man field.


Ryan Crouser of the U.S. set a new Olympic record in the event with a throw of 23.30.

Crouser, the world record-holder with 23.37, set on June 18, erased his Olympic record of 22.52 set at the Rio Games in 2016.

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His compatriot, Joe Kovacs, won the silver medal with 22.65 while Tomas Walsh of New Zealand won the bronze with a season-best of 22.47.

Editor: Ena Agbanoma

Source: AIT NEWS