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Nigeria’s Nwachukwu, Oluwafemiayo win gold, smash records

Nigeria’s Nwachukwu, Oluwafemiayo win gold, smash records
It was a great day for Team Nigeria on Thursday as the country’s national anthem was sung twice at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, following medal-winning performances from Goodness Nwachukwu and Alice Oluwafemiayo, The PUNCH reports.

5th August 2022 Oluwafemiayo 5th August 2022 Two Para-athletes banned for lateness It was a great day for Team Nigeria on Thursday as the country’s national anthem was sung twice at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, following medal-winning performances from Goodness Nwachukwu and Alice Oluwafemiayo, The PUNCH reports.After ending Day 6 of the Games without a medal, veteran Para-powerlifter Nnamdi Innocent returned Team Nigeria to the podium after winning a bronze medal in the men’s lightweight contest.Related News CWG: Nigeria's Oluwafemiayo claims gold in powerlifting Sprinters Nwokocha, Chukwuma crash in 100m final Commonwealth Games debut gold thrills Onyekwere Innocent’s bronze on Thursday means Team Nigeria now have a total of nine medals – five gold, three silver and five bronze.Meanwhile, Team Nigeria’s women’s medal hopefuls Latifat Tijani and Onyinyechi Mark were both disqualified from the women’s lightweight final event.

There was more good news for Team Nigeria as Udodi Onwuzurike, Emmanuel Ojeli and Alaba Akintola also scaled through to the semi-finals of the men’s 200m event.The duo set new world records in both the women’s discus throw and women’s Para-powerlifting heavyweight events.

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