High flying Team Nigeria registered 14 medals (2 gold, 5 Silver, 7 bronze) on day 9 of the ongoing CommonWealth Games 2022, the tally has reached 30, with Team Nigeria moving up to number 6 spot on the medals log, most of any Africa countries at the event and out of the 72 participating countries participating in the Commonwealth Games 2022.
The team opened the campaign today at the Commonwealth Games 2022 with Gold & Bronze medals in one event Women’s F55-57 Shot Put.
48-year-old Eucharia Njideka Iyiazi Games Record to win Gold medal and set a new Commonwealth Game record with a throw of 10.03m in the women’s F55-57 Shot Put. While Ugochi Alam wins Bronze medal with a throw of 9.30m to join her compatriot on the podium.
Eucharia Iyiazi has represented Nigeria for 22 years and has amassed five medals at the Paralympics. She’s excited to have inspired a 1-3 with Ugochi Alam at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and says she’s already training upcoming athletes to take over from her.
Sprinter Favour Ofili won the women’s 200m Silver medal at the commonwealth games, running a blistering 22.51s to take Silver in the Women’s 200m final. Favour Ofili came out of the bend, and although it was a mountain trying to catch Elaine Thompson-Herah (GR 22.02), the Nigerian athlete pulled away from Christine Mboma to finish 2nd in the women’s 200m final. It was her 12th race in the 200m this season. One of those races is a Nigerian Record, but the race in Birmingham is one she would cherish for a long time.
In wrestling, Ogbonna John added another Bronze medal to Team Nigeria medals collection in the Men’s Freestyle 74KG event. He defeated Charlie Bowling of England 10-0 in the Bronze medal match.
Hannah Rueben settles for Silver medal after losing the final fight to Justina di Stasio of Canada in the Women’s 76kg.
Two female siblings, Odunayo Adekuoroye and Mercy Adekuoroye, from Ondo State Nigeria, have won two medals for Team Nigeria in Wrestling at the ongoing CommonWealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Odunayo Adekuoroye – Gold medal and Mercy Adekuoroye – Bronze medal.
Mercy Adekuoroye settles for Bronze medal after she narrowly lost 5-6 to Samantha Stewart from Canada. Her first Commonwealth Games at the age of 20.
Welson Ebikewenimo settled for silver medal in the men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling event in Birmingham.
Mercy Genesis defeated Madison Parks from Canada in the finals of the Women’s Freestyle 50 kg. Her first Commonwealth Games gold medal.
In Para Sports: Ogunkunle Isau bags a Bronze medal for Nigeria in the Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 Para Table ? event. Isau defeated Raj Aravindan Alagar of India ?? 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-9) to win Bronze Medal
Faith Obazuaye beat Felicity Pickard from England and 3-1 secured Nigeria’s first medal bronze in the Women’s Para Table Tennis Classes 6-10 event.