ASABA 2018: DAY2 REPORT(AUDIO)

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Tobi Amusan and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi wrote their names in gold for Team Nigeria on Day 2 of the 21st edition of the African Championships taking place in Asaba, Nigeria.

 

Amusan was the first athlete to win a medal for the hosts after she finished first in the women’s 100m Hurdles final in a time of 12.86s.

 

It is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Champion's first senior African Championships and she expressed delight at how successful her season has been.

 

Enekwechi dominated the men’s Shot Put event to clinch Team Nigeria’s second GOLD at the tournament.

 

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist claimed the victory with his fifth round effort of 21.08m, which broke the 14-year-old 20.04m Championship Record of South Africa's Janus Roberts.

 

Mohamed Khalifa of Egypt placed 2nd with a mark of 19.33m, while Kyle Blignaut of South Africa was 3rd with a best throw of 19.33m.

 

In the women's Hammer Throw final, Nigeria’s Temilola Ogunrinde earned a Silver medal with her fourth round effort of 67.39m. She has now broken Queen Obisesan’s National Record (NR) of 66.86m set in February.

 

South Africa’s Akani Simbine and Ivory Coast’s Marie Josee Ta Lou clinched gold in the men and women’s 100m final respectively on Day 2 of the 21st African Championships in Asaba.

 

Simbine, who finished third in Durban two years ago, won the race in a time of 10.25s while his compatriot Simon Magakwe settled for Bronze with a time of 10.35s. 

 

Let's now take a listen to Akine Simone as he spoke after winning the race. 

 

Ivory Coast's record holder Arthur Cisse took Silver with a time of 10.33s, while Nigeria's Seye Ogunlewe finished fifth with a time of 10.45s

Ogunlewe was furious after the race.

 

 

In the women's event, Ta Lou maintained her unbeaten streak in the 100m this year as she raced to GOLD in 11.15s.

 

Ghana’s Janet Amponsah claimed Silver in 11.54s as Nigeria’s Joy Udo-Gabriel (11.58s) won Bronze at her maiden outing at the African Championships.

We have reactions from Joy Udo-Gabriel

 

 

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