Raymond Ekevwo is Africa’s fastest man


Raymond Ekevwo raced to become Africa’s fastest man; winning the 100m event with a time of 9.96secs.
Aside from the golden moments, Nigeria was also able to rake in a handful of other shades of medals.

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi erased Frank Elemba’s African Games record of 20.25m to set a new one of 21.48m, a mark which won him gold in the men’s Shot Put final.

Before this feat in Morocco, Enekwechi, barely one month ago, broke the National Record in the Shot Put

Abejoye Oyeniyi fetched Nigeria silver in the men’s 110m Hurdles while bronze in the men’s 100m was snapped up by Utsekiri Usheoritse Ese.

Temilola Ogunrinde settled for silver in the women’s Hammer Throw Final after she reached a distance of 64.56m, while her compatriot Adetola Olatoye took bronze with a best throw of 63.97m.
It was a clean sweep of medals for Nigeria in weightlifting for women. Rafiatu Lawal won the women’s 59kg (210kg), Clean-Jerk (117kg) and Snatch (93kg) to claim three gold medals.

Her compatriot, Joy Eze, replicated the same feat as she made it a hat trick of gold medals also having finished tops in the women’s 64kg (218kg), Clean-Jerk (121kg) and Snatch (97kg).

Team Nigeria as of Tuesday night was 4th on the overall medals table with 20 gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze medals totaling 47.