Nigeria rises to third position on medals table


Team Nigeria has moved up to the third spot on the medals table at the ongoing 22nd African Senior Athletics Championships in Mauritius. With two more gold medals and a bronze won on the third day of action, Team Nigeria has increased its medals haul to six, comprising three gold, two silver, and a bronze medal. South Africa and Kenya currently occupy the top two spots with five and four gold medals respectively. Team Nigeria’s golden moment on Friday came in women’s Discus and women’s 4x100m relay respectively.

Chioma Onyekwere with a mark of 58.19m successfully defended her title in the women’s Discus event in Mauritius. The National Record holder also won this same event during the last edition of the championship held in Asaba, Delta State.

There was more to cheer for Nigeria in the women’s discus event as Obiageri Amechi scooped the bronze in what is her maiden international appearance. Her mark of 54.44m earned her a place on the podium. In the women’s relay event, the quartet of Praise Ofoku, Tima Godbless, Praise Idamadudu, and Tobi Amusan gave a good account of themselves to win gold.

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