Team Nigeria Saturday moved to sixth place on the medals table at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, SUNDAY APROKOVIBES reports.
As at the end of Day 8 at the Games on Friday, Nigeria trailed South Africa in eighth position, having amassed a total of nine gold, eight silver and 13 bronze medals, for a total of 30 medals on Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games.
Njideka Iyiazi and Ugochi Alarm won gold and bronze respectively for Team Nigeria in the Women’s F56/57 Para Shot Put event.
Iyiazi won gold with a record throw of 10.03m, while Ugochi won bronze with a throw of 9.38m.
Two-time Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Ebikewenimo Welson, picked up the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 57kg wrestling event after losing to India’s Kumar Ravi in the final.
Ogbonna John then nicked a bronze medal in the men’s freestyle 74kg. He defeated Charlie Bowling of England in the bronze medal game.
Cynthia Ogunsemilore and Faith Obazuaye won bronze medals each in boxing and para table tennis.
Obazuaye defeated Felicity Pickard of England 3-1 to win bronze in the Women’s Para Table Tennis event while Cynthia Ogunsemilore settled for bronze after a 5-0 semi-final loss to Any Broadhurst of Northern Ireland.
Hannah Reuben also won silver in the women’s wrestling 76kg category.
Isau Ogunkunle also defeated Raj Alagar 3-0 to win another bronze for Nigeria in the men’s singles classes 3-5 Para Table event.
In Boxing,Onyekwere Innocent won bronze in Super heavy weight 92+kg category while Esther Oshoba progressed to the final of the women’s over 54kg-57kg featherweight after a win over Tina Rahimi of Australia. Oshoba claimed a 4-1 victory by split decision in the semi-final bout.
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