Nigerian para-athlete, Suwaibidu Galadima on Friday won gold in men’s T47 100m event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
In the historic race at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Galadima outran James Amott of England who won silver finishing with a time of 11.04 mins.
Galadima’s finish in 11.30 was enough to claim the gold medal for Nigeria, with Tevaughn Thomas of Jamaica winning the bronze medal with a time of 11.63 mins.
Galadima’s feat brings to mind a declaration by Director of Federations and Elite Athletes Department, Tayo Oreweme that Nigeria’s Ministry of Youths and Sports Development did everything to ensure the country’s surpasses all expectations at Gold Coast 2018.
Oreweme said, with the level of preparations by Team Nigeria, she was sure that the team would make Nigeria proud.
Nigeria won 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals from eight sports at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
This time out in Australia the team is featuring in nine sports and Oreweme said they started preparing early for it.
“We started preparation since we came back from Glasgow. Immediately after the close of events there, we began to think of what to do for the next edition.
“We registered for the 2018 Commonwealth Games immediately after the end of the Glasgow Game. The technical part of it is the need to camp the athletes,’’ Oreweme said.