Obiageri Amaechi also got on the podium in her first outing for Nigeria, winning Bronze iin the women's Discus.

African Games Discus Champion, Obiageri Amaechi finally broke the 60-meter-mark in grand style as she smashed her Personal Best (PB) to a brilliant 62.92m, bettering her distance by close to four meters at the Oklahoma Throw Series Meeting in Ramona, USA.

Amaechi entered the 2024 season with a PB of 58.34m, which she achieved at the CALTAF Throws Fest where she won the competition. At the African Games in Accra, Ghana, she bettered it to a 58.93m on her final attempt, adding the title to her Commonwealth Bronze and African Championships Bronze from two years ago.

Fast forward to April, in her first competition since her success at the African Games, Amaechi went all out in her series as all her legal attempts were PBs (60.07m, 59.93m, 62.92m, and 60.65m), placing sixth in a highly competitive field.

Her mark instantly became an African and National Lead, and also leapfrogged her to 2nd and 3rd place on the all-time Nigerian and African list respectively.

With the season still being early, it would be nice to see how much Obiageri has in store for Nigeria and the world at large as she continues her quest at making the Olympic Standard, which is fixed at 64.50m.

Yaime Perez won the competition with the farthest throw recorded by a woman since 1989 as she launched to a powerful World Lead (WL) and lifetime best of 73.09m.

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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