Chima Ugwu

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Chima Ugwu (born 19 July 1973 in Enugu) is a Nigerian shot putter. He also competes occasionally in discus throw.

He competed at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics, and the World Championships in 1993, 1997 and 2003 without reaching the finals.

His personal best throw is 20.26 metres, achieved in July 2000 in Lagos. This is the previous Nigerian record, and ranks him fifth in South Africans Janus Robberts, Burger Lambrechts and Karel Potgieter. [1]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
1989 African Championships Lagos, Nigeria 2nd Shot put 16.76 m
1991 All-Africa Games Cairo, Egypt 1st Shot put 17.64 m
1992 African Championships Belle Vue, Mauritius 1st Shot put 18.50 m
1993 African Championships Durban, South Africa 2nd Shot put 18.07 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 26th (q) Shot put 18.19 m
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 3rd Shot put 19.26 m
1995 All-Africa Games Harare, Zimbabwe 2nd Shot put 18.55 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 25th (q) Shot put 18.39 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 28th (q) Shot put 18.00 m
2000 African Championships Algiers, Algeria 1st Shot put 19.02 m
3rd Discus throw 57.91 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 21st (q) Shot put 19.11 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 5th Shot put 18.46 m
4th Discus throw 59.19 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 23rd (q) Discus throw 58.13 m
All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 2nd Shot put 18.66 m
4th Discus throw 62.26 m
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 5th Shot put 18.42 m
2nd Discus throw 59.87 m
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 4th Shot put 16.59 m
3rd Discus throw 51.56 m
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 5th Shot put 17.16 m
6th Discus throw 53.75 m
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 6th Shot put 15.77 m
4th Discus throw 50.84 m

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