African Senior Athletics Championship: Stephen Mozia Wins Team Nigeria’s 1st Medal In Shot-Put
American-born Nigeria shot-put thrower, Stephen Mozia has won Team Nigeria’s first medal (bronze medal) at the ongoing African Senior Athletics Championship on day one, after throwing a distance of 19.84m to finish behind the duo of Jacob Engelbrecht (South Africa)and Franck Elemba (Democratic Republic of Congo) respectively.
South African Engelbrecht won gold with a throw of 20.00m, while Elemba from DR Congo snatched silver with his throw of 19.89m. Another Nigerian Ogheneakpobo Efekoro finished 4th with a distance of 19.57m. 22-year-old Mozia was making his 2nd appearance at the competition having won bronze two years ago and has now increased his medals’ haul to two from two editions.
In the 100m event for women, Nigerian runner Gloria Asunmu is through to the final while there is no Team Nigerian representation in the men’s 100m as both Obinna Metu and Ogho-oghene Egwero did not make the trip to Durban after making the initial list.