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#CWG2022: Onyekwere wins gold for Nigeria in women’s discus

Onyekwere won gold after throwing 61.7m on her third attempt.

• August 2, 2022
Chioma Onyekwere
Chioma Onyekwere [Photo Credit: Commonwealth Sport]

Team Nigeria’s Chioma Onyekwere has won gold in the women’s discus event at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Onyekwere won gold after throwing 61.7m on her third attempt.

Jade Lally of England won the silver medal with a throw of 58.42m while Nigeria got the bronze medal with Obiageri Amaechi throwing 56.99m.

Earlier in the day, Team Nigeria’s Mary Osijo claimed bronze in the women’s 87kg weightlifting event.

Team Nigeria now have eight medals on the table at the end of Tuesday’s events.

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