Chioma Onyekwere: Who is she? Wiki, Biography of the Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist
The current African Games and Championships champion, Chioma Onyekwere, saved her best effort for the year’s final major competition, the Commonwealth Games, where she became the first Nigerian woman to win gold in the Discus Throw event. Onyekewere, 28, beat out home girl Jade Lally, who had held the lead since the competition’s first throw of 57.33 meters, with a throw of 61.70 meters in her fourth attempt. Since her victory, Chioma has gained popularity across numerous platforms. Her name has dominated all major trends and captured internet users’ attention. Let’s read the article below to learn more about her and other information.
The Nigerian knew she would need more than her 58.19 meters to win the gold medal at the African Championships held in Mauritius in June even though she had a starting distance of 55.82 meters. The discus was thrown to a personal season’s best mark of 61.70 meters, which is her second-best career throw after the 63.30 meters personal best she threw at the CVEATC, Chula Vista in California, USA, last year. She attempted to rebound unsuccessfully in the second round with a throw of 56.42 meters, fouled the third attempt, and then swung the discus to a personal season’s best mark of 61.70 meters.
Obiageri Amaechi, the defending champion from Nigeria, added to Team Nigeria’s already noteworthy history by delivering two medalists in the Discus Throw competition. He won the bronze medal with a throw of 56.99 meters in the fifth round. Onyekwere is now only the second Nigerian to ever win the Discus Throw championship for Nigeria in the history of the competitions, following Adewale Olukoju. Olukoju won the Aukland competition in 1990 with a throw of 62.62 meters.
Chioma is a Nigerian track and field athlete who was born on June 28, 1994, in Michigan, United States. She specializes in the discus throw, as was already mentioned. The athlete has competed in the shotput and discus throw for Nigeria at both the collegiate and international levels. In Maryland’s inaugural Big Ten Conference season in 2015, Onyekwere won her first medal at the collegiate level. She won a Silver Medal in the Weight Throw to finish off her final Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championship later that year, in 2016.
She competed for the Nigerian Senior National Track and Field Team, it should be noted. Onyekwere received an invitation to the 2016 African Athletics Championships in South Africa. At the 2019 African Games in Morocco, the athlete took home the Gold Medal. In 2021, she broke the discus throw national record for Nigeria with a throw of 63.30 meters. Keep in touch with us for additional updates.