Team Nigeria wins eight more medals to take tally to 26 at the 2022 CWG in Birmingham
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Team Nigeria wins eight more medals to take tally to 26 at the 2022 CWG in Birmingham

The medals keep coming as Team Nigeria won eight more medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this afternoon/evening to take the hauls to 26.

four of the eight medals won in the afternoon/evening were won by Nigerian wrestlers, one by a boxer while three medals were won in the table tennis event.

Faith Obazuaye won Nigeria’s first medal from the Table Tennis event at Birmingham2022, clinching Bronze in Women’s Singles Classes 6-10 3rd place match.

Obazuaye defeated Felicity Pickard 3-1 (11-6, 7-11, 6-11, 8-11) to finish on the podium.

Ogunkunle Isau won a Bronze medal for Nigeria in the Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 Para Table 🏓 event to increase the Table Tennis medals to two.

Isau defeated Raj Aravindan Alagar of India 🇮🇳 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-9) to win Bronze Medal

Miesinnei Mercy Genesis won a GOLD medal for Team Nigeria, defeating her Canadian opponent, Madison Parks to win the women’s Wrestling Freestyle 50kg.

Genesis had a 3-1 VFA (Victory by fall) to easily the contest. It is now the third Gold medal from Wreselting after Odunayo Adekuoroye and Blessing Oborududu hauls.

Ebikewenimo Welson won a Silver medal in men’s Freestyle 57kg Wrestling, missing out on GOLD to India’s Kumar Ravi who won by a VSU.

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Ogbonna John battered his English opponent, Charlie Bowling 10-0 VSU (Victory by technical superiority) to win the Bronze medal in the men’s Freestyle 74kg.

Cynthia Ogunsemilore won Nigeria’s first medal in boxing she settled for Bronze in the Women’s lightweight.

Nigerian Army Hannah Rueben settled for a silver medal in the 76kg women’s wrestling at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

She lost in the final to Justina di Stasio of Canada by 2-4 points in the 76kg finals.

Nasiru Sule lost 3-1 in the Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 final to England’s Jack HUNTER-SPIVEY.

MAKE THAT 26 = 9 🏅 + 6 🥈 + 11 🥉
1. Olarinoye Adenike Adijat – 🏅 Gold in the women’s 55kg weightlifting
2. Edidiong Joseph Umoafia –Bronze in men’s 67kg Weightlifting
3. Rafiatu Folashade Lawal – 🏅 in women’s 59kg Weightlifting
4. Islamiyat Adebukola – 🥉Bronze in women’s 64kg weight lifting
5. Taiwo Laidi – 🥈 SIlver in women’s 76kg weightlifting
6. Mary Taiwo Osijo – Bronze 🥉 in women’s 87kg weightlifting
7. Chioma Onyekwere – 🏅Gold in women’s discus
8. Obiageri Amechi – 🥉Bronze in women’s discus
9. Innocent Nnamdi – 🥉Bronze in men’s lightweight powerlifting category
10. Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu – Gold in 🏅 F42 Discus
11. Folashade Oluwafemiayo – 🏅Gold in women’s Heavyweight Powerlifting
12. Bose Omolayo – 🥈Silver in women’s Heavyweight Powerlifting
13. Ikechukwu Obichukwu – 🥈SIlver in medal in men’s Heavyweight Powerlifting
14. Odunayo Adekuoroye – 🏅Gold in women’s 57kg Freestyle wrestling
15. Blessing Oborududu – 🏅GOld in women’s 68kg Freestyle Wrestling
16. Esther Kolawole – 🥉Bronze in women’s 62kg freestyle wrestling
17. Eucharia Iyiazi – 🏅Gold in women’s F55-57 Shot Put
18. Ugochi Alam -🥉Bronze in women’s F55-57 Shot Put
19. Faith Obazuaye – 🥉Bronze women’s Singles Classes 6-10 Para Table
20. Miesinnei Mercy Genesis – Gold 🏅in women’s Wrestling Freestyle 50kg
21. Ebikewenimo Welson – 🥈Silver in men’s Freestyle 57kg Wrestling
22. Ogbonna John – 🥉Bronze in the men’s Freestyle 74kg
23. Ogunkunle Isau – 🥉Bronze in the Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 Para Table
24. Cynthia Ogunsemilore – 🥉Bronze in the women’s Boxing Lightweight
25. Hannah Rueben – 🥈 Silver medal in the 76kg women’s Wrestling
26. Nasiru Sule – 🥈 Silver Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 Para Table

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Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias toward Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, and Football. Former media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won the West African University Games, and the Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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