Team Nigeria have bagged more medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, with Goodness Nwachukwu and Folashade Oluwafemiayo winning gold medals in their sports.
Nwachukwu and Oluwafemiayo broke world records in their triumphs.
Nwachukwu set two world records in women’s discus F-42 to clinch gold, throwing a mark of 34.84m to get off on a perfect start before improving on her world record by setting a new one of 36.56m.
Australia’s Sarah Edmiston won silver while the bronze medal went to Naibili Vatunisolo of Fiji.
In heavyweight Powerlifting, Oluwafemiayo lifted a series of: 130kg, 150kg and 55kg to score a cumulative 123.4 points, to win gold.
Bose Omolayo finished second behind Oluwafemi after lifting 145kg and scored 115.2 points, while the bronze medal went to Hani Watson from Australia.
Earlier on Thursday, Innocent Nnamdi won bronze for Nigeria in men’s powerlifting and Ifeanyi Onyekwere qualified for the semi-finals in men’s super heavyweight.
Team Nigeria now has four gold, two silver and five bronze medals and now move up to ninth position in the medal standings
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: How roadside foods endanger consumers’ life with trans fat in northern Nigeria
With an estimated 854,000 deaths in Nigeria, and 3,229 attributed to trans fatty acids (TFA) -related cardiovascular deaths, ADESOLA IKULAJOLU visited Nigeria’s...
INVESTIGATION: Untold story of Ondo oil producing communities battling poor health system
Access to quality healthcare is one of the nightmares of communities in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State. Despite...
FEATURE: Ogun residents, waste collectors trade blames, as refuse litter environment
TIJANI ABDULKABEER, a journalist from the University of Ibadan, during a recent trip to Sango Otta, Ogun State took a look...
INVESTIGATION: How online fraudsters siphon victims’ funds through ‘SportyBet’ platform
As Nigeria transits into a cashless society, the evolution also creates opportunities for internet scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting...
SPECIAL REPORT: Enugu govt watches as waste takes over state, threatens public health, environment
In this report, Arinze Chijioke looks at how delays in evacuation of waste in Enugu State encourages indiscriminate waste disposal, its health implications, and how...