Nigerian Shot Put athlete, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has shared a video of himself washing the one jersey given to him for competition during the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games.
Usually, athletes are given multiple jerseys to compete with but it appears that was not the case for Enekwechi as he revealed this shocking truth on his TikTok account on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, after qualifying for the Shot Put final when he throw 21.16 meters.
In the video that shows him washing his only jersey, he wrote, “When you made the Olympic Finals but you only have one jersey.”
His video uncovered the tough circumstances Nigerian athletes have been dealing with and it is the latest in the long lines of complaints from athletes representing Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
10 athletes staged a protest at the Games after they were banned for not undergoing enough testing before the Games.
There was also an issue with complimentary phones given to athletes at the game, which some Nigerian representatives accused officials of trying to divert.
There have also been issues of non-payment of training grants and massive reduction of camp allowance by officials.
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