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World U-20 Athletics Championships: Nigeria adds another medal

by Meso Ejiofor
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Oyogist.com has learned that Nigeria have added another medal to their total haul at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championship in Nairobi.

Chinecherem Nnamdi won Nigeria’s second medal; winning a bronze medal in men’s Javelin event.

The feat by Nnamdi is quite heartwarming as he is the first Nigerian athlete in 19 years to win a Field event medal at the Championships since Esther Aghatise in the Long Jump in 2002.

Nnamdi settled for the third position with a third round best throw of 74.48m.

The youngster will hope to improve on his skills even in a better environment now that he has been signed by Baylor University in the United States.

Team Nigeria athletes had won their first medal, a gold in the 4×400 mixed relay at the ongoing U-20 World Athletics Championships.

The quartet Johnson Nnamani, Imaobong Nse Uko, Opeyemi Oke, and Bamidele Ajayi proceeded to set a Championships Record and win the country’s inaugural gold at the competition in 3:19.70.

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