Obinna Eregbu’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian long jumper
Is Athlete
From Nigeria
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 9 November 1969, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Age 51 years
Star sign Scorpio

Obinna Eregbu (born 9 November 1969 in Owerri, Imo State) is a retired Nigerian athlete who competed in the long jump. His name, Obinna, means “Father´s heart“. He is best known for his gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

His personal best jump was 8.22 metres, achieved in the qualifying round of the 1994 Commonwealth Games. This ranks him fifth among Nigerian long jumpers, behind Yusuf Alli (8.27 m), Charlton Ehizuelen (8.26 indoor), Paul Emordi (8.25) and George Ogbeide (8.24). [1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Nigeria
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 6th 100m 10.52 (wind: +0.9m/s)
1993 Universiade Buffalo, United States 2nd Long jump 8.18 m
African Championships Durban, South Africa 1st Long jump 8.32 m w
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 1st Long jump 8.05 m

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