Chidi Okezie Qualifies for Paris Olympics After Breaking His Own Record in 400m at Edmonton Athletics Invitational

Chidi Okezie, a Nigerian athlete, has qualified for this summer’s Olympics in Paris after competing at the Edmonton Athletics Invitational in Canada.


Okezie won the men’s 400m in the invitational with a new personal best of 44.97 seconds, securing his spot in the Paris 2024 Olympics.

He broke the 45-second mark for the first time in his career, defeating Wil London III and DaeQwan Butler of the United States of America.


In March, Okezie defied all odds to win the gold medal in the men’s 400m event at the African Games, storming to a Personal Best (PB) of 45.06 seconds.

Okezie overcame Muzala Samukonga of Zambia, one of the world’s fastest men over this distance, to win the gold medal.


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