PRECIOUS OKORONKWO

Events: 100m and Long Jump

Personal Best: 11.73s & 6.43m

BIOGRAPHY

As the only field athlete among the DAG ambassadors, Okoronkwo boasts of a modest career profile. She made her National debut at the 2013 African Youth Games, where she competed in the Triple Jump.

Thereafter, she switched to the Long Jump and 100m, where she’s made giant leaps this year with the most significant being her Long Jump PB of 6.43m, which was brilliant enough to seal her spot to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Noteworthy is that the distance is the farthest on home soil by a home based jumper, since 2014 Commonwealth Champion, Ese Brume left the shores of the country two years ago.

Okoronkwo has remained unbeaten in the Long Jump this 2018 season, and also has a modest 100m PB of 11.73s.