Chioma Onyekwere and Obiageri Amechi win Gold and Bronze in women’s discus at 2022 Commonwealth games
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Chioma Onyekwere and Obiageri Amechi win Gold and Bronze in women’s discus at 2022 Commonwealth games

Chioma Onyekwere becomes first Nigerian to win Gold at the Commonwealth games

Chioma Onyekwere has put her name in the history books after winning a gold medal in discus event at the 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham.

The Nigerian athlete threw her season best of 61.70m to claim the first price and becoming the first ever Nigerian to claim Commonwealth games gold in women’s category.

She wasn’t the only Nigerian at the podium as she was joimed by Obiageri Amechi who clinched the bronze cor throwing 56.99m.

Nigeria’s medal hauls have increased to 8 in total.

So far so good – three in total – 3 golds, 1 silver, 4 bronzes

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 –🏅 Gold 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

 

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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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