Nigeria shot up to number 4 on the African Games Medals Table after winning 10 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze yesterday at the Games.
6 Gold medals came from the Women’s Weightlifting with Joy Ogbonne Eze and Lawal Folashade Rafiatu winning 3 gold medals each.
Raymond Ekevwo won Gold in the men’s 100m while Abejoye Oyeniyi fetched Nigeria Silver in the men’s 110m Hurdles and bronze in the men’s 800m came through Itsekiri Usheoritse Ese.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi broke the African Games record of 20.25m in shot put with a 21.48m attempt to win the Gold medal in men’s shot put final.
Temilola Ogunrinde settled for Silver in the women’s Hammer Throw Final after she reached a distance of 64.56m, while her compatriot Adetola Olatoye took Bronze with a best throw of 63.97m.
Team Nigeria now currently 4th on the overall medals table with 20 Gold, 13 Silver and 16 Bronze medals totaling 47.
Egypt lead with 40 gold, 64 Silver and 38 Bronze, followed by South Africa and Morocco in 3rd position.