Team Nigeria’s female athletes outshine men at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Team Nigeria’s 12 gold medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games were won by female athletes.

The medal haul is the highest the country has ever amassed in the history of the games.

Adijat Adenike Olarinoye set the tone for Nigeria by claiming the gold medal in the weightlifting 55kg category.

In the 59kg category, Rafiatu Folashade Lawal outwitted her rivals to claim the number one position.

The quartet of Miesinnei Mercy Genesis (50 kg), Blessing Oborududu (57 kg), and Odunayo Adekuroye (57kg) won gold medals in women’s freestyle wrestling.

Oluwatobiloba Amusan took the gold medal in the women’s long jump, while the quartet of Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nkwocha also secured the top spot in the women’s 4X100m relay.

Other gold medalists are Folashade Oluwafemiayo, Women’s heavyweight Para Powerlifting, Eucharia Iyiazi, Women’s shot put; Chioma Onyekwere, and Goodness Nwachukwu in Women’s Discus throw; and Ese Brume, long jump.

Team Nigeria won 35 medals, including 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze medals at the games.

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