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God Gave Me Gold Medal – Amadi

-Following Success In AG Female Long Jump Female long jump gold medallist at the recent 11th Africa Games, Chinazom Amadi has credited her victory in Brazzaville, Congo Republic to God’s favour. While admitting that the feat is like a dream, Amadi also expressed gratitude to her coaches for their efforts in making the gold medal happen. Speaking shortly on arrival ...

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Nigerian Athletes Harvest Gold

-Idiata, Ogoegbunam, 4x400m Women Win .As AAG Track, Field Events End In Congo The curtains were drawn to a close Thursday as the track and field event in the ongoing All Africa Games came to an end with team Nigeria athletes picking more medals on final day. Returning to the jumping pit after an injury that took time to heal, ...

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Onyegbule Grabs Second Win

Nigeria’s Lovina Onyegbule Thursday afternoon won her second gold medal in the T11 (physically challenged) athletics event at the on-going All Africa Games holding here in Congo Brazzaville. Onyegbule, who on Wednesday won her first gold medal in the 200m T12 event at the games, won the gold medal in the 100m T11 with a time of 12.52 seconds. Ivory ...

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Nigerian Athletes Win More Gold

-Osazuwa, Amadi, Uke Rule Track, Field -Seven Finals Up For Grab On Thursday National Heptathlon champion Uhunoma Naomi Osazuwa put up a sterling display on Wednesday to win the gold medal of the women Heptathlon event after trailing Ahouanwanou of Benin. Uhunoma won the gold with her 5892 points while it was one over three for Nigeria women long jumpers ...

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Oyema Breaks Powerlifting World Record

-Ulonna Wins Silver For Team Nigeria Nigeria’s Esther Oyema again broke another world record in powerlifting event on Wednesday in the ongoing 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville with a lift of 133 kg . Her former record in a class of 55kg was 126kg. With her new record in powerlifting, Nigeria has so far picked four gold medals ...

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Yakmut Commends Contingent

Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Alhassan Yakmut, has commended Team Nigeria’s performance at the ongoing 11th African Games in Congo had been good so far. Yakmut, who was at the Makelekele Gymnasium to watch the Nigerian women beat their Gabonese counterparts in basketball, said that Nigeria’s current standing was expected. “Team Nigeria has maintained its character, that ...

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Second Batch Heads Back Home

A second batch of Team Nigeria contingent, comprising athletes and officials whose events have been concluded at the All Africa games, will return to Nigeria this Thursday. This was disclosed by a Team Nigeria official, who said the returning batch will fly back home aboard a chartered flight. The official said: “The first batch of athletes who have completed their ...

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Nigerian Athletes Shine In Congo

-Track Team Grab Medals In Rapid Succession – Okon George 2nd, Nwanaga Wins Javelin Gold -4x100m Women Win, Male Quartet Disqualified Tuesday turned out to be a very lucrative moment for Niger at the All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo Republic, as the country’s track and field contingent romped from one gold medal to another in quick succession. Junior athlete, ...

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Amusan Enacts 100m Huddles Upset

It was an upset in the 100m female huddles event on Tuesday at the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville, as Nigeria junior athlete, Oluwatobiloba Amusan pulled off a fast one to win the event loaded with top African athletes. She won the race in 13.15secs while Gnima Faye of Senegal took the silver with Nigeria foreign base Lindsay Lindley ...

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Adesokan Sets Powerlifting World Record

Nigeria’s Yakubu Adesokan has set a new World Record in the Power lifting event of the ongoing African Games in Congo. Adesokan, who in the times past has won many medals for Nigeria in various international events, set the new record in the Men’s up to 49kg category as he lifted a massive 182.5kg to win another gold medal for ...

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