Athletes Who Represented Nigeria In Sydney 2000 Paralympic Dies At 47 To Be Buried On July 30

Late Mr Emeka Everistus Obidiegwu, started his Sports career in Lagos in the year 1997 before he moved to Delta State, where he joined Delta Sports Council in 1998, he was also among the National Sports Festival where he participated and won Silver Medal under Team Delta with numerous track and field events.

Late Emeka did not give up, he was among the best Nigeria contingent in 100 meter race which took him to South Africa in 1999 for 7th All African Game and he made it to final with second position which he was honored with Silver Medal. He did not end his career there, in 2000 he moved higher than ever expected, he represented Nigeria in Sydney 2000 Paralympic, he made it to final which led him to come out with a flying colors, number 7 in the world in his 100 meter race.

Because of his passion in athletes, he proceeded in signing a contract with London Club in UK in the year 2001, he was rewarded, decoreted with several medals and prices. In British Open Championship, four consecutive times, he won some Gold, Silver and Bronze in different event of every year, till the year 2004 he was also officiating officer both home and abroad.

According to the a family member who spoke with The Skynewspaper reporter, she said that late Emeka died on June 28 2020 after a brief illness in Badagry General hospital, before his remains was taken to a motuary in his home town

Late Emeka Everistus Obidiegwu was born into the family of Mr and late Mrs Patrick Obidiegwu in the year 1973, a second child among 9 children. He hailed from Umuegorom Uzoakwa, Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Late Emeka was married to one wife and five lovely children.
He would be buried on July 30 2020 in his home town.

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