Chukwuebuka Enekwechi increased the medal tally of Team Nigeria to two after winning a silver medal in the shot put event on Monday.
The 25 year old Nigerian best throw of 21.14metres got him the medal behind New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh who won gold with 21.41metres while Canada’s Tim Nedow took the bronze with 20.91metres.
In his first attempt, Enekwechi threw a throw of 20.25metres, then improved to 20.70metres in his second throw. He then erased his former Personal Best of 21.07metres on his third attempt.
Enekwechi becomes the first in athletics to win a medal for Team Nigeria finishing behind reigning World Indoor and outdoor Champion, Tom Walsh of New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s fastest man Seye Ogunlewe narrow missed out on a bronze medal following his fourth place finish in the 100m final on Monday.
Two South Africans Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies finished first and second respectively in a time of 10.03 seconds and 10.17seconds while Jamaica Yohan Blake finished third in 10.19 seconds same as Ogunlewe.
Ogunlewe’s bronze medal loss was as a result of the Jamaican’s reaction time (0.139) which was faster than that of the Nigerian (0.143).
The three time 100m National champion clocked a season’s best at the Commonwealth Games while the second Nigerian, Enoch Adeogoke ran a time of 10.35 seconds in 7th