Nigeria’s Chinwe Okoro put up an outstanding performance in the women’s discus throw to win GOLD and defend her African Title from 2012 with a Personal Best (PB) and Championship Record (CR) of 59.79m on Day Three of competition at the ongoing African Athletics Championships in Marrakech.

It was 1-2 for Nigeria as Nwanneka Okwelogu followed in second with 51.66m while Morocco’s Amina Elmouden placed third with 48.21m. Okoro came to the championship with a Season’s Best (SB) of 57.83m while her former PB was pegged at 58.25m.

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Going into the competition, Okoro was second in the continental top list, just behind Cote d’Ivoire’s Kazai Suzanne Kragbe who had an SB of 59.61m. However her throw in Marrakech has eclipsed that of the Ivoirian and Okoro says she looks forward to setting more records in the near future.

 “It was my best performance and my next goal is to realize the best record in coming competitions.”

It’s time for Chinwe to break into the ‘Over-60’ club in the Discus, and we wish her the best of luck in achieving that!

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Bambo Akani is the Founder and CEO of Making of Champions (MoC). He is an avid sports writer and photo-blogger, and has quickly become an internationally recognized Athletics Expert. He appeared in a new weekly Athletics segment on the Sports Tonight Show on Channels TV during the 2014 Athletics season and has also appeared on Jamaican Television and Radio to discuss the MoC "The History" Film that he Produced and Directed, and to review and analyse key events in world athletics.Bambo holds an MEng and BA in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University in the UK and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management in the US.


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