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Commonwealth Games: Amusan set to defend title Sunday in Birmingham

  Tobi Amusan leaping to another Commonwealth Games finals
Tobi Amusan leaping to another Commonwealth Games finals

World record holder, Tobi Amusan, will today have the chance to defend her Commonwealth Games title, which she won in 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Amusan on Friday qualified for the final of the women’s 100m hurdles at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and will have to fend off competition from Jamaican duo Danielle Williams, Megan Tapper, England’s Cindy Sembre, Michelle Jenneke of Australia, and Devynne Charlton of Bahamas.

Meanwhile, Team Nigeria has continued to secure more medals as Njideka Iyiazi has won gold in the Women F56/57 Shotput with a throw of 10.03m while her Compatriot Ugochi Alam won a Bronze with a Throw of 9.38m in the same event.

Team Nigeria also dominated the Women’s F55-57 Shot Put event with Eucharia Iyiazi winning Gold to set a new Commonwealth Games Record with 10.03 throw, while Ugochi Alam wins bronze.

Also, Mercy Genesis beats Canada’s Madison Parks to win gold in the Women’s Freestyle 50kg wrestling while Welson Ebikewemino won silver in the wrestling men’s freestyle 57kg.

Cynthia Ogunsemilore has won a bronze medal for Nigeria in the Women’s Over 57kg-60kg Lightweight Boxing category just as Faith Obazuaye has won the first medal which is bronze for Nigeria after a 3-1 victory over Felicity Pickard of England in the Women’s Para Table Tennis Classes 6-10 event.

Ogbonna John also won the bronze medal in the Men’s Freestyle 74KG event after he defeated Charlie Bowling of England.

As at the time of reporting this, Team Nigeria has moved to 6th position with 25 medals comprising of 9 gold, 5 silver and 11 bronze medals.

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