Following a barren outing for Team Nigeria on Wednesday at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the country’s contingent rebounded on Thursday with five medals and two World Records.
Though the day began with two powerlifters, Latifat Tijani and Onyiyenchi Mark, being disqualified in the Women’s Lightweight category, Day 7 of action at the Commonwealth Games still had plenty of magical moments to celebrate.
Nnamdi Innocent got the ball rolling for Team Nigeria on Thursday, winning a bronze medal in the men’s lightweight powerlifting event.
If Nnamdi had not won bronze, it would have gone to his countryman, Thomas Kure, who finished fourth as he lifted 180kg and just missed out.
Then, at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, Team Nigeria’s Nwachukwu Goodness delivered a stunning performance in the Discus event, breaking the world record twice before taking the top prize.
World-class athlete with a world record throw! 🔥
GAPS athlete Goodness Nwachukwu breaks the record not once, but TWICE, with a huge 36.56 in the Women’s Discuss F42. Making @NigeriaOlympic proud.#CommonwealthGames | #B2022 pic.twitter.com/TxusBxpcfA
— Commonwealth Sport (@thecgf) August 4, 2022
The 23-year-old, who was representing Nigeria in the Women’s Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 event, already held a World Record of 33.35m, which she set in March 2022.
However, she improved on that distance on Thursday with her first throw of 34.84m, which she then improved on with a throw…
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