Commonwealth 2018: Team Nigeria Wins Three Gold, Four Silver

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This is coming after the likes of Segun Toriola and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has already won two silver medals in table tennis and short put respectively on Monday at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The Nigerian parapowerlifting  team continued today by winning three gold and two silver taking the total medal haul to eight including the two previous medal won earlier in the men’s table tennis team event and shot put.

Team Nigeria who has a total of 89 athletes representing the country in eight events in the on going Commonwealth Games in Australia, are trying to leave up to their billing in regards to the eight medals won so far.

Roland Ezuruike became the first Nigerian to claim a gold medal at this year’s edition with a lift of 224.3kg.

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The table tennis team led by Segun Toriola lost 3-0 to India  while Chukwuebuka Enekwechi won his first  medal for Nigeria after throwing a new personal best of 21.14m to win silver in shot put.

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi 25, began his campaign in the final with 20.25m, which he improved to 20.70m in his second throw. He erased his former PB of 21.07m on his third attempt, while his fourth throw was 20.40m. He was fouled on his fifth attempt and ended competition with a distance of 20.17m.

In the women’s lightweight, Onyema made a lift of 141.6kg to create a new world record.

Ejike claimed the silver medal with a lift of 134.1kg and Zoe Newson from England took the bronze medal with a lift of 106.1 kg.

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Also in the women’s heavyweight, Nwosu emerged tops with a lift of 110.4kg to finish ahead of Louis Sudgen of England (89.2kg) and Joyce Njuguna of Kenya (89.0kg).

Team Nigeria now won three gold and four silver medals and now 10th in the overall medal standings.

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