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Nwachukwu breaks world record to win Nigeria’s fourth gold at Commonwealth Games

The 23-year-old also previously held the world record of 33.35m for the F42 event before this tournament.

• August 4, 2022
Goodness Nwachukwu
Goodness Nwachukwu

Goodness Nwachukwu has secured the Nigeria’s fourth gold medal of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, breaking the women’s discus throw F42-44/61-64 event world record twice in the process.

The 23-year-old also previously held the world record of 33.35m for the F42 event before this tournament but on Thursday threw 34.84m to break it before throwing a further 36.56m to clinch gold.

In other day events, Team Nigeria won a bronze medal in the powerlifting event, with Nnamdi Innocent finishing as second runner-up in the lightweight category.

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