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Nigeria turn to Amusan, Brume for medals

Nigeria turn to Amusan, Brume for medals
Team Nigeria’s medal hopeful, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha, on Wednesday night, failed to win a medal in the final of the 100m women's final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

4th August 2022 4th August 2022 …as Nwokocha, Chukwuma lose women’s 100m final Team Nigeria’s medal hopeful, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha, on Wednesday night, failed to win a medal in the final of the 100m women’s final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.Related News Onyekwere makes history after Commonwealth Games discus gold CWG: Nigeria wins gold, bronze in Discus throw Commonwealth Games: 19-year-old Liadi wins silver for Nigeria However, quarter-miler Patience Okon-George qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s 400m event after she ran 52.The performance was a far cry from the team’s outing on Day 5, when African champion Chioma Onyekwere made history as the first Nigerian woman to win the Commonwealth Games gold in the Discus Throw with a 61.Godson Brume, Favour Ashe and Raymond Ekevwo all failed to qualify for the men’s 100m final.

Both athletes finished fourth and fifth respectively in the women’s final, after returning in 11.Onyekwere’s gold medal feat pushed Team Nigeria back to the Top 10 on the medals table, but there was no big change on Wednesday as they failed to add to their medals tally.

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