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Team Nigeria amasses record gold medal haul at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Team Nigeria won a record 12 gold medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham, United Kingdom, their biggest haul in history.

The previous record stood at 11 in 1994 (Victoria, Canada), 2010 (New Delhi, India) and 2014 (Glasgow, Scotland).

Ese Brume ensured Team Nigeria set a new record at the games by claiming the gold medal in the women’s long jump event on Sunday night.

Brume, 26, leaped to a new Commonwealth Games record of 7.00m to reclaim her crown in the event.

The Delta-born athlete earlier set a new games record of 6.99m with her second jump of the day.

Team Nigeria ended the final day on a resounding note with Oluwatobiloba Amusan winning gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles.

Amusan, who recently won gold at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America, also inspired the women’s 4X100 team to first position in the relay.

The men’s 4X100 relay team also won a bronze medal.

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