Commonwealth Games: Onyekwere Becomes First Nigerian Woman To Win Discus Gold

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Commonwealth Games: Onyekwere Becomes First Nigerian Woman To Win Discus Gold

Chioma Onyekwere has become the second and first Nigerian woman to win the Commonwealth Games gold in the Discus Throw event.

Onyekwere who is the reigning African Championship Champion threw 61.70m in her fourth attempt to lead home girl, Jade Lally who had led from the start of the competition with an opening throw of 57.33m

The Nigerian, who opened with 55.82m, knew she needed more than the 58.19m she threw to win the African Championships gold last June in Mauritius.

Onyekwere in achieving this feat, beat her previous personal season’s career best mark after the 63.30m personal best she threw last year at the CVEATC, Chula Vista in California, USA.

Team Nigeria made further history by producing two medalists in the Discus Throw event for the first time with reigning Nigerian champion, Obiageri Amaechi, winning the bronze medal with her 56.99m fifth round effort.

All focus will now shift to the men and women’s 100m semifinal on Wednesday, the men’s high jump, and the women’s shot put final.

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