C’Wealth Games 2022: Team Nigeria finish 7th on the medal table

Team Nigeria finished 7th on the medal table of the XXII Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham, England.

The team finished its campaign with a total of 35 medals; 12 Gold, 9 Silver and 14 Bronze.

Team Nigeria in the process set a personal record for the highest Gold medals ever won in the history of the games.

All the Gold medals were won by women. Chioma Onyekwere won the Gold medal for Nigeria in the women’s Discus throw event. Ese Brume won a Gold medal for Nigeria in the women’s long jump event. World record holder and champion, Tobi Amusan also won a Gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdle.

The Nigerian quartet of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha won Gold in the women’s 4x100m final and also set an African record.

Nigeria is the highest ranking African country on the medal table.

Australia top the medal table with a total of 174 medals, followed by England with 167; Canada with 91; New Zealand with 48 medals (19 Gold); and India with 55 medals (18).

Scotland 48 (12), Nigeria 35 (12 Gold), Wales 27 (8 Gold), South Africa 27 (7 Gold), and Northern Ireland 18 (7 Gold) complete the top 10.

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