Emeka Udechuku

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Chukwuemeka Udechuku OA (born 10 July 1979 in Paddington, London) is an English discus thrower. "Emeka" is a nickname for the Igbo name "Chukwuemeka" (meaning "God has done great").[1]

His personal best throw is 64.93 metres, achieved in July 2004 in Loughborough. This places him seventh among English discus throwers, behind Perriss Wilkins, Richard Slaney, Glen Smith, Carl Myerscough, Robert Weir and Bill Tancred.[2] He is a former student of Dulwich College.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  United Kingdom and  England
1998 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 2nd
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 12th
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 6th
9th Shot put
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 3rd
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 24th 58.41 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 7th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meaning of Chukwuemeka in Nigerian.name
  2. ^ UK All-Time Lists: Men - Throws - GBR Athletics