Competing at the Oklahoma Throws Series in Ramona, Chioma Onyekwere went out to a massive Personal Best (PB) of 64.96m in the women’s Discus Throw at Oklahoma Throws Series, breaking the African Record in the process!
She broke what is now the previous record set in 2007 by Elizna Naudé by 9cm and bettered the World Championship qualification standard.
Her season shows she is on a good trajectory, having opened up about two weeks ago with 55.88m and then improving to 60.79m last weekend. Her previous PB also stood at 63.30m, meaning that she bettered that by over one and a half metres.
With some amazing performances from some of the Nigerian superstars, the 2023 athletics season is already looking promising.
Chioma Onyekwere put on an incredible display at the Oklahoma Throws Series in Ramona, California, winning the women’s discus throw with a huge personal best (PB) of 64.96 metres.
Along with winning the competition, Chioma Onyekwere’s enormous throw also shattered the 16-year-old African record held by South African Elizna Naudé.
Although she already has a wildcard to Budapest due to her standing as the African champion, it is as satisfying to note that Chioma reached and exceeded the World Championship qualification requirement with her most recent achievement.
This season, Chioma Onyekwere’s trajectory has been steadily higher; her first throw, two weeks ago, was 55.88m, and this weekend, she improved to 60.79m. Her new personal best beats her old record of 63.30m by more than 1.5 metres.
After having one of her greatest years in 2022, when she became the first Nigerian woman to ever win gold at the Commonwealth Games and the African Championships in Mauritius, there is hope that 2023 would be even better for the athlete and engineer who is located in America.