Nigerian athlete, Suwaibidu Galadima, and boxer, Milicent Agboegbulem, both added to the medal haul of Team Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Galadima ran 11.04 seconds to win gold in the 100m sprint event of the men’s T47 (a disability sports classification for athletes with disability) on Friday.
Galadima suffered an injury after the race as he screamed in pains after passing the finish line, but would be consoled by his medal.
The silver medal went to James Arnott from England who ran 11.30 seconds while Jamaica’s Tevaughan was awarded bronze for 11.63 seconds.
In the woman’s middleweight (75kg) boxing event, Milicent Agboegbulem failed to beat Caitlin Parker of Australia in the semi-final, but won bronze for reaching the stage.
The 34-year-old Nigerian could not withstand the skills of Parker who is 13 younger as she lost 5-0.
With other gold medals from Odunayo adekuoroye and Blessing Oborududu, and bronze from Amas Daniel and Yetunde Odunugu earlier on Friday, Team Nigeria now has 17 medals in total on the day 9 of the Games.
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