Annette Echikunwoke Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics With African Record


Annette Echikunwoke, hit the qualifying mark for the Tokyo Olympics, after throwing 73.93m to place 2nd at the Arizona Elite Classic.

The 73.93m is her current personal best in the Hammer event.

She also becomes the 11th Nigerian athlete to punch her ticket to Tokyo2020.

Annette Echikunwoke
Annette Echikunwoke, officially became the first African and Nigerian woman to throw over the 70m mark in the Hammer throw

Recall she initially set the Hammer throw AR of 72.25m weeks ago, but it was .25m shy off the 72.50m Olympic standard.

Annette becomes the first Nigerian/African woman in history to surpass the 70m mark on multiple occasions.

The throw puts her at number 8 on the World list(2021), just ahead of World record holder Anita wodarcyzk(73.87).


She’s been eligible to represent Nigeria since January 2021 After World Athletics confirmed her switch from the United States.

Annette Echikunwoke’s Personal Best of 72.25m is the African and Nigerian record.

Sade_olatoye held the national record at 69.89m before Annette surpassed the distance.


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