Ghana’s Nadia Eke is out of the Tokyo Olympics after recording ‘no jump’ in all three attempts of the women’s triple jump event Friday morning.
Eke, 28, making her debut at the games, was hoping to make an impression but all three jumps were adjudged illegal for board infringements.
The Ghanaian record holder, had already indicated her intention to quit the sport after the games, but exiting without a single legal jump at her first games would come as a disappointment for the Columbia University graduate.
Nadia becomes the 5th Ghanaian athlete to exit the games at the preliminary stage following earlier exits for boxer Shakul Samed, and swimmers Abeiku Jackson and Unilez Takyi, and judoka Kwadjo Anani.
Three straight unsuccessful attempts by Nadia Eke and her #Tokyo2020 dream is over.
— Citi Sports (@CitiSportsGHA) July 30, 2021