8th in 2014 with 36 medals, 9th in 2018 with 24 medals - How high will Team Nigeria rank in 2022 CWG?
Commonwealth Games

8th in 2014 with 36 medals, 9th in 2018 with 24 medals – How high will Team Nigeria rank in 2022 CWG?

Nigerian athletes will be in action today as the 2022 Commonwealth Games start today in Birmingham, England.

The team will be hoping to give their chase for a better podium placement in this edition after finishing 8th in 2014 with 36 medals and 9th in 2018 with 24 medals.

The 2018 edition looks like a decline from the total medal hauls in the 2014 edition and definitely, the goal is to better previous performances.

In the 2018 Common Wealth Games, Nigeria won 9 golden medals which came mostly from Para-athletes, Weightlifters, and Tobi Amusan.

The list of the gold medalists at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

PARA-POWERLIFTING

Abdulazeez IBRAHIM – men’s Para-lifting Heavyweight
Roland EZURUIKE – Men’s Para-lifting Lightweight
Ndidi NWOSU – Women’s Para-lifting Heavyweight
Esther Oyema – Women’s Para-lifting Lightweight

PARA-ATHLETICS

Suwaibidu Galadima – men’s T47 100m final

WRESTLING

Odunayo Adekuoroye – Gold in 57kg
Blessing Oborududu – Gold in 68kg
Aminat Adeniyi – Gold in 62kg freestyle Nordic

ATHLETICS

Tobi Amusan – Gold 100m hurdles 12.68 Seconds

All eyes will be on Nigerian athletes as actions start today at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Aruna Quadri and other Nigeria’s Table Tennis athletes will start the bid to better the previous hauls by 4 pm Nigerian time.

Nigeria face Singapore and Ghana in the games to be played today.

Hopefully, at the end of the tournament, Nigeria will have a lot to cheer for.

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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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