By Victor Okoye
Nigeria’s Chinecherem Nnamdi on Friday won a bronze medal in men’s javelin at the ongoing World Athletics U-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that victory for Nnamdi meant he clinched Nigeria’s second medal at the championship.
Thus, he became the first Nigerian athlete in 19 years to win a field event medal at the championships since Esther Aghatise won a medal in long jump in 2002.
Nnamdi, who just got signed by Baylor University in the U. S. recently, put up a fine series of throw to place third with a third round best throw of 74.48m.
In the women’s long jump, Ruth Agadama qualified for the final of the event holding on Sunday, having jumped a mark of 6.06m.
Agadama hit the 6m mark on her last attempt which got her through to the final.
Esther Osisike finished 11th with a first round attempt of 44.68m.
It was not the kind of outing she would have wanted, as she fouled on the second attempt and then threw 44.17m on her third attempt, which was to not enough to get her to the final rounds.
The World Athletics U-20 Championships which got underway on Wednesday is expected to end on Sunday. (NAN)