Emeka Udechuku OA (90-97)
In todays OA Story Trevor Llewelyn interviews Emeka Udechuku. Emeka realised very early during his time at the College that his power, speed and agility could be put to good use having set a new sports day record in the discus in what he regards even now as ‘my first proper competition’. He had clearly found his forte and within a couple of years was the English Schools Under 15 title holder with a World Age Best for the Senior (2kg) discus next to his name.
In 1997, Emeka became the first British athlete to win a gold medal in the discus event at European, Commonwealth, World or Olympic level when, on his last throw, he won the European U20 event in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Although at 21 the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney proved just beyond his grasp, four years later he achieved his place in Athens with a personal best of 64.93m.