Tosin Oke and Uhunoma Osazuwa both won gold medals on Saturday at the on-going African Championships in Durban, South Africa.
The victory of the pair now take Nigeria’s gold medal haul to four
In the men’s Triple Jump, Oke showed why he is still the best in the country after leaping to a Season’s Best of 17.13m to win gold and reclaim the African title he lost two years ago to Khotso Mokoena.
Oke showed that he was in for business when he jumped 16.64m in his first attempt. He stepped up and attained the winning mark in his second attempt, and was very thrilled when he saw what distance he had gone.
The last time Oke did 17.00m was at the 2015 African Games, where he won gold with exactly 17.00m.
Not only did Osazuwa win gold in the Heptathlon, she did it in style scoring a Championship and National Record of 6153 points.
According to Making of Champions, It was a feat that saw her surpass her previous Personal Best (PB) of 6106 points set at the 2015 National Championships in Warri.