- Chukwuebuka Enekwechi expressed frustration that people are seeing on his social media account at the Tokyo Games
- The African shot put champion posted a video of himself washing the only Nigerian jersey given to him to compete
- The 28-year-old has advanced to the shot put final and is one of Nigeria’s medal hopefuls at the Games.
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Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, who qualified for the shot put final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, posted a photo of him washing his Nigerian jersey, Instagram, Premium Times.
The 28-year-old filmed himself on Tik Tok washing his clothes as he prepares for the milestone of the event.
Enekwechi captioned the video:
“When you’ve only made the Olympic finals but only have one jersey.”
Nigeria have already won two medals and the country is waiting for the African champion for another medal in the pot.
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The Nigerian Athletes’ Event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The Nigerian contingents went through a lot during the Games with 11 of them disqualified for doping issues.
Some of the disqualified athletes marched through the streets of Tokyo carrying signs to express their frustrations at the Olympics
Another issue that arose with the Nigeria team was that some athletes complained that the free Samsung phone was not given to some people.
However, one of the disqualified athletes and three-time African champion under discussion, Chinwe Onyekwere, revealed the allegations were not true.
Blessing Okagabre, who was not initially among the athletes withdrawn from participation in the Olympics, was later included.
The 100m, 200m and long jump athlete was temporarily dropped because she failed a doping test hours after qualifying for the 100m semi-finals.
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During this time, Legit.ng previously reported that Nigeria climbed the medal table after Ese Brume’s bronze in the long jump and Blessing Oborududu’s in women’s freestyle wrestling got the country’s name on the medal table, Google.
Things were going so badly for the Nigerian team when 11 after 11 athletes were disqualified, including medal hopeful Blessing Okagbare.
However, Delta State-born athlete Brume rekindled Nigeria’s hopes of winning medals in the Games track and field events.