Chinecherem Prosper Nnamdi joins the elite club of Nigerian male Javelin throwers to win an African Games title. He is the fourth Nigerian ever to do so after Anthony Oyakhire (1965), Christian Okemefula (1991) and Pius Bazighe (1995).

Nnamdi won the GOLD in grand style by not only defeating the defending Champion and Games Record Holder, Julius Yego, but also bettering the National Record (NR) he set two years ago, to a flighty mark of 82.80m, which automatically doubles as a new Personal Best (PB). That mark also makes him the first Nigerian man to throw over 82m.

Also worthy of note is the fact that the winning distance of the Junior from Baylor University, was recorded in his first attempt. Furthermore, the African Games is his first competition in 2024!

Yego’s mark of 81.74m allowed him to safely secure the Silver medal while Abdel Khaliq Mostafa of Egypt got Bronze with a mark of 78.10m. Team Nigeria’s Samuel Kure placed 5th with a distance of 76.28m, courtesy of his last attempt.

Gregory Airende is an enthusiastic Sportswriter and Analyst who has an in-depth knowledge of various sports like Athletics, Football, Basketball, and Gymnastics. His work experience include being a content writer at The Athletic Heat, to a Football Analyst at Sportskeeda and now a Junior Sportswriter at Making of Champions.


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