Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has qualified for the men’s shot put final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.
Enekwechi’s launch hit a mark of 21.16m.
The 28-year-old ranked 4th and picked up one of the non-automatic qualifying spots for the final.
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Enekwechi will now compete against Mesud Pezer of Bosnia, and Hercegovina, Zane Weir of Italy, Kyle Blingnaut of South Africa, Jacko Gill and Tomas Walsh of New Zealand, Darlan Romani of Brazil, Mostafa Hassan of Egypt, Armin Sinancevic of Serbia, and Peyton Otterdahl of the United States in the men’s shot put final.
Enekwechi is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver medalist and reigning African champion in shot put.
He is also the 2019 African Games champion and the reigning Nigerian National Sports Festival champion.