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Nigeria increase medals haul to 8 at Birmingham 2022

Chioma Onyekwere on Tuesday won a gold medal for Nigeria in Women’s discus, throwing a season’s best of 61.70m at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.…

Chioma Onyekwere on Tuesday won a gold medal for Nigeria in Women’s discus, throwing a season’s best of 61.70m at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

It was the first time in Nigeria’s history, that the country would secure a medal in the Commonwealth Games Women’s Discus event.

Reigning African champion, Onyekwere, on Tuesday night at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham, proved the bookmakers wrong; beating the fans’ favourite to the gold medal.

Compatriot, Obiageri Ameachi, clinched the bronze medal after throwing 56.99m in the same event while Jade Lilly of England emerged second with her 58.42m throw.

Ameachi is the current national champion.

These bring Nigeria’s medal haul at Birmingham 2022 to eight.

Athletics events at the Games continue on Wednesday. (NAN)