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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria win four more medals on day nine

Team Nigeria are expected to win more medals in weightlifting and athletics events before the end of the day.

• August 6, 2022
Team Nigeria at Commonwealth Games
Team Nigeria at Commonwealth Games

Team Nigeria on Saturday won four additional medals in the morning session of day nine of the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Nigeria won four medals in the athletics and para-athletics events.

Njideka Iyiazi won gold in the women’s F56/57 shot put with a throw of 10.03m. Ugochi Alam won a bronze with a throw of 9.38m in the same event.

Team Nigeria have now won two gold medals and one bronze in para-athletics.

In the athletic event, Nigeria dominated the women’s F55-57 shot put event. Eucharia Iyiazi won gold, while Ugochi Alam won bronze. Iyiazi set a new Commonwealth Games record with a 10.03 throw. 

Team Nigeria amassed 16 medals on Friday, which included seven gold, three silver and six bronze medals.

In weightlifting, Adenike Olarinoye won gold in women’s 55kg, Edidiong Umaofia won bronze in men’s 67kg, and Rafiatu Lawal won gold in women’s 59kg. Islamiyat Yusuf won bronze in women’s 64kg, Taiwo Laidi won silver in women’s 76kg, and Taiwo Osijo won bronze in women’s 87kg.

In athletics, Chioma Onyekwere won gold in women’s discus throw, Obiageri Amaechi won bronze in women’s Discus Throw, and Goodness Nwachukwu won gold in women’s discus throw F 42-44/61-64.

In powerlifting, Folashade Oluwafemiayo won gold in women’s heavyweight. Bose Omolayo won silver in women’s heavyweight. Ikechukwu Obichukwu won silver in men’s heavyweight, and Innocent Nnamdi won bronze in men’s lightweight.

In wrestling, Adekuoroye Odunayo won gold in women’s freestyle 57kg,

Kolawole Esther won bronze in women’s freestyle 62kg, and Blessing Oborodudu won gold in women’s freestyle 68kg.

Team Nigeria are expected to win more medals in weightlifting and athletics events before the end of the day. Thirty-eight nations are participating in the Commonwealth Games.

The event will end on Monday. 

(NAN)

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