Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has shared a video on social media which captures him washing what he said is his “only” jersey ahead of the shot put final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Earlier on Tuesday, the 28-year-old Nigerian-American had secured one of the non-automatic qualifying spots for the final after clinching the fourth position in group B.
He ranked seventh on the overall qualification log after hitting the mark of 21.16 meters.
Upon qualifying for the final, which is billed to hold on August 5, the African champion uploaded the short video of himself washing his jersey in a sink under running tap water.
The now-viral clip, which was uploaded on his Instagram page on Tuesday evening, was followed with the caption: “When you qualify for Olympic Finals, but you have only one jersey.”
Watch the video:
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi made it into men’s shot put final at the Olympics. The Nigerian authorities couldn't even provide him with another jersey to wear in the final. The young Igboman has resort to washing the only jersey he has in the restroom for the finals. Welcome to Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/xYngS3nI9N
— Afamefuna Ezenwankwọ (@AfamDeluxo) August 3, 2021