Chinecherem Nnamdi became Nigeria’s first medallist in the field event since 2002 as he cliched Bronze in the men’s Javelin final at the ongoing World U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nnamdi, whose 78.02m throw qualified him as the top athlete with the best throw two days ago, put up a good series of throws as he laid down the gauntlet to his competitors with an opening-round throw of 70.57m.

He went better in the second round as he launched his spear to a distance of 72.63m, before improving it to a third-round throw of 73.49m. At that point, Finland’s Janne Lasper surged to the lead with a throw of 76.46m.

Nnamdi, the 2019 African Games Bronze medallist, came up with a throw of 74.48m, a mark which will later see him stay third for the remaining attempt.

“I feel a bit disappointed because I was really going for the GOLD here, but I will still take this medal and hope to build on the progress going forward”.

Lasper held on for the win, as Ukraine’s Arthur Felfner nicked Silver with a throw of 76.32m.


Deji is one of the leading Athletics journalists in Nigeria as he possesses a deep passion for PR and branding athletes. He has extensively covered a wide range of sporting competitions, both within and outside Nigeria, with a particular focus on showcasing African Sports Stories. In addition to his journalistic prowess, he is well-versed in Sports Management and Marketing.


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