Shehu Sani – If it’s true that Nigerian athletes have to wash and wear their only jerseys in the Tokyo Olympics, then it’s unfortunate
Enekwechi the 28-year-old who threw 21.28 metres to win the 2019 African Games gold in Rabat could only record a throw of 19.74 to place last on Thursday in the 12-man field.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ryan Crouser of the U.S. set a new Olympic record in the event with a throw of 23.30.
Crouser who is also the world record-holder with 23.37, set on June 18, erased his Olympic record of 22.52 set at the Rio Games in 2016.
His compatriot, Joe Kovacs, won the silver medal with 22.65 while Tomas Walsh of New Zealand won the bronze with a season best 22.47.
Meanwhile, some Nigerian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics has reacted over the video which was uploaded on his Instagram page, @thechuksay, on Tuesday evening.
The video was followed with the caption: “When you made the Olympic Finals, but you only have one jersey,” before he deleted it
Reacting to the development, Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, said, “If it’s true that Nigerian athletes have to wash and wear their only jerseys in the #TokyoOlympics, then it’s unfortunate.”