Less than seven days to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Nigeria’s male Javelin Champion, Samuel Kure is ambitiously aiming a podium finish in his first biggest tournament to date.
Kure will be amongst the competitors for the Javelin event when the games begin from April 4th to 15th.
He said, “I’ll be throwing with the aim of winning a medal so that my name can be written in the history book of my great country, Nigeria. A medal by the grace of God, but the colour will be identified after the competition”, he said.
“The African Championships in July 2016 was my first international but I recorded no medal. But I went ahead to win gold at the Cameroon Grand Prix in June 2017”, Kure told aclsports.com.
Kure won the men’s Javelin throw with 68.93m ahead of Kenechukwu Ezeofor who was some centimetres behind after registering a mark of 68.63m at the Commonwealth Games trails in Abuja.
“My training is fine and I thank God so far because it has been injury free. When I made the list of athletes to the Commonwealth Games, I intensified my training immediately, there is no holiday season for me”, he said.
On the field, the duo of Samuel Kure and Kelechi Nwanaga in the Javelin throw will represent Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games.