A U.S.-based Nigerian, Chukwuebuka Enekwachi, has set a new African record of 21.63 metres in the shotput at an Olympic qualifier in the Czech Republic.

The 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Solomon Ogba made this known in a statement.

Ogba, a former president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), also stated that Enekwachi’s achievement is also an Olympic qualifier.

Enekwachi has also just landed a big indoor Personal Best (PB) of 21.63m in the men’s shot put at the Hvezdy v. Nehvizdech in the Czech Republic.”

He broke the indoor African record of 21.47m that has stood since 2001, by Janus Roberts of South Africa and put together his best series ever in the event, going over 21 metres on every attempt.

Chukwuebuka Enekwachi who was born January 28, 1993, is a Nigerian-American track and field athlete, specialising in throwing events.

According to Ogba, Enekwachi competes internationally for Nigeria.

He said Enekwachi, who is the 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medalist, is also the reigning African champion in the shot put.

Enekwachi is also the reigning Nigerian National Sports Festival Champion.

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