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CWG: Iyiazi wins gold in shot put as Nigeria claims 18th medal

CWG: Iyiazi wins gold in shot put as Nigeria claims 18th medal
August 06
13:21 2022

Iyiazi Eucharia Njideka has claimed a gold medal in the women’s F55-57 shot put at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham.

Iyiazi claimed Nigeria’s eighth gold medal with a throw of 10.03 meters at the Alexander Stadium on Saturday morning.

Her throw which is a record at the tournament is also her season-best performance.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist’s first two attempts did not count as they were no throws.

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Iyiazi’s third and fourth attempts saw her with 9.54m and 9.65m throws while her fifth — which turned out to be the highest — won her the gold medal.

Mawe Fokoa Arlette of Cameroon finished second behind the Nigerian with a throw of 9.38m

Iyiazi’s compatriot Ugochi Constance Alam clinched the bronze with a throw of 9.30m.

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With the two medals, Nigeria has now claimed a total of 18 medals — eight gold, three silver, and seven bronze — at the games.

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