Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "XXI Commonwealth Games"

    Amusan makes history as first Nigerian to win 100m hurdles at Commonwealth Games

Amusan makes history as first Nigerian to win 100m hurdles at Commonwealth Games

Oluwatobiloba Amusan made history as the first Nigerian to win a sprint hurdles title at the Commonwealth Games.Amusan achieved the feat on Friday at the Carrara stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.The reigning American Collegiate 100m hurdles queen ran 12.68 seconds to win the race.She is now Nigeria’s first gold medallist in track and field at the ongoing games.The 20-year-old is [...]

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    Adekuoroye wins second straight Commonwealth gold in wrestling

Adekuoroye wins second straight Commonwealth gold in wrestling

Odunayo Adekuoroye defeated India's Pooja Dhanda to claim the gold at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist beat Dhanda 7-5 in the women's 57kg wrestling category.The 24-year-old won bronze medal the 2015 World Wrestling Championships.She won silver medal in the women's freestyle 55kg category two years later.Blessing Oborodudu, eight-time African champion, claimed her first Commonwealth Games gold medal [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigerian wrestlers bag three medals

Commonwealth Games: Nigerian wrestlers bag three medals

Team Nigeria won three medals -- one silver and two bronze -- as the wrestling event of the Commonwealth Games began on Thursday.Fighting in the 76kg weight class, Blessing Onyebuchi settled for silver after she lost to Olympic champion Erica Wiebe.Onyebuchi had earlier defeated both Katouskia Pariadhaven of Mauritius and India’s Kiran en route to the final.Earlier in the day, [...]

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    Abdulazeez wins gold — Nigeria’s eighth medal of Commonwealth Games

Abdulazeez wins gold — Nigeria’s eighth medal of Commonwealth Games

Abdulazeez Ibrahim has won Nigeria's fourth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games.With a lift of 220kg, Abdulazeez dominated the heavyweight category of para powerlifting.He amassed a total of 191.9 points despite failing his attempt at lifting 221kg.Malaysia's Yee Khie Jong won the silver medal with a lift of 188.7kg while India’s Sachin Chandhary won bronze with a 181.0kg effort.The Nigerian [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nwosu wins third gold medal for Nigeria

Commonwealth Games: Nwosu wins third gold medal for Nigeria

Ndidi Nwosu has won Nigeria's third gold medal of the Commonwealth Games.It was also Nigeria's third gold medal in the para powerlifting event.Nwosu lifted 120kg to claim the first position in the women's heavyweight category.England's Louis Sudgen won silver with a lift of 89.2Kg while Kenya's Joyce Njuguna claimed the bronze medal with a lift of 89.0kg.At the 2016 Paralympic Games [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigerian para powerlifter sets new world record to win gold

Commonwealth Games: Nigerian para powerlifter sets new world record to win gold

Esther Oyema, Nigerian lightweight para powerlifter, broke the world record to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.Oyema set a new world record for the women's under 50kg class with a 141.6kg lift.Lucy Ejike, another Nigerian, claimed the silver medal for Nigeria with a lift of 131.4kg.Zoe Newson of England won the bronze with a lift of 106.1 kg.So [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Enekwechi wins silver in shot put

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Enekwechi wins silver in shot put

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has won Nigeria's second medal of the Commonwealth Games.Enekwechi won silver in the final of the shot put event. His 21.14m throw is his personal best.New Zealand's Tomas Walsh won gold, setting a new Commonwealth Games record of 21.41m while Tim Nedow of Canada came third with a season best throw of 20.19m.Another Nigerian, Eke Kalu, finished twelfth with a [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Yinka Ajayi races into 400m semi-final

Commonwealth Games: Yinka Ajayi races into 400m semi-final

Yinka Ajayi has qualified for the semi-final of the women's 400m event at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.Ajayi outshined Botswana's Christine Botlogetswe in 51:71 seconds to qualify in Heat 5Folashade Abugan, 2014 African champion, was disqualified after she was adjudged to have stepped outside her lane.A similar fate befell Okon George, three-time Nigerian champion, who dominated Heat 4 from start to [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Adegoke, Ogunlewe qualify for 100m final

Commonwealth Games: Adegoke, Ogunlewe qualify for 100m final

Enoch Olaoluwa Adegoke and Seye Ogunlewe have qualified for the final of the men's 100m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.Adegoke staved off the challenge of South Africa’s Henrico Bruintie to make it through.Ogunleye, national champion, successfully pushed for a place in the final with his season-best record of 10:20secs.For Egwero Ogho-Oghene, it was a tough semi-final outing as he faced [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Agboro comes close but misses out on weightlifting medal

Commonwealth Games: Agboro comes close but misses out on weightlifting medal

Two Nigerian weightlifters on Thursday missed their chances of clinching medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Monica Uweh, who represented Nigeria in the women's 48kg category, finished fifth.Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India won the gold medal, Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa of Mauritius got silver and Sri Lanka's Dinusha Gomes claimed bronze.Similarly, Favour Agboro who represented Nigeria in [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigeria outshine Belize, Malaysia in table tennis

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria outshine Belize, Malaysia in table tennis

Nigeria's male table tennis players started their campaign at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia on a good note. The Nigerian players in Group 4 defeated Malaysia and Belize in their opening matches.Olajide Omotayo beat Malaysia's Chee Feng 13-11, 15-13, 11-7 to emerge winner of the three sets game.It was his second match of the day, having earlier defeated Belize's Rohit Pagarani [...]

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