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Commonwealth Games: More medals for Nigeria in wrestling, para-athletics

Wrestling dominated the bulk of the medals on Saturday as para-table tennis, para-athletics and athletes in other sports continued to make the country proud.

• August 7, 2022
Team Nigeria at Commonwealth Games
Team Nigeria at Commonwealth Games

It was day nine at the Commonwealth Games, and athletes continued to churn out more medals for Nigeria as the event entered its final stages.

Wrestling dominated the bulk of the medals on Saturday as para-table tennis, para-athletics and athletes in other sports continued to make the country proud.

Wrestler Mercy Genesis won a gold medal for Nigeria, defeating Canadian Madison Parks 3-1 to win the women’s Wrestling Freestyle 50kg.

In the men’s freestyle 57kg, Ebikewenimo Welson won the Silver medal after losing 10-0 to India’s Kumar Ravi, while compatriot Hannah Reuben lost 2-4 to Canada’s Justina Di Stasio to clinch silver for Nigeria in the Women’s freestyle 76kg event.

In para-table tennis, Nigeria’s Isau Ogunkunle was dominant in his third-place match and did not drop a game, comfortably winning his match in men’s singles classes 5-3. Ogunkunle defeated India’s Raj Alagar 3-0 to win bronze.

In the same event, Nigeria’s Nasiru Sule lost 1-3 to England’s Jack Hunter-Spivey to settle for silver.

Also, in para-table tennis, Faith Obazuaye clinched the bronze medal in the women’s Singles Classes 6-10 third-place match. Obazuaye defeated Felicity Pickard of England 3-1 to finish on the podium.

In para-athletics, Eucharia Iyiazi threw a new Games record of 10.03m to win the gold medal for Nigeria at the women’s shot put F55-57 event. Her national teammate Ugochi Alam got the bronze with a throw of 9.30m.


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