2 Nigerian athletes, Eucharia Iyiazi and Ugochi Alam, has won Gold and Bronze Medals for team Nigeria at the on-going common wealth games in Birmigham. The duo did Nigeria proud when they won the F55-57 Shot Put in women’s final on Saturday.
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The bronze and gold medals by the duo moved Team Nigeria up to seventh place in the medal standings with eight gold, three silver and seven bronze.
Iyiazi threw a new Commonwealth Games record of 10.03m to win the gold medal for Nigeria. Also, Alam grabbed bronze with a throw of 9.30m to make it first and third for the country.
The silver medal (second place) in the F55-57 Shot Put, went to Cameroon’s Arlette Fokoa. Meanwhile, Esther Isa and Temitope Adeshina competed in the women’s High Jump final, finishing ninth and 10th respectively.
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Both athletes jumped an identical height of 1.81m, which was not good enough for a podium finish.
🇳🇬#Nigeria is 5th on the Athletics and #ParaAthletics medals table with 3🥇 and 2🥉, including two golds and one bronze taken in women's #ParaAthletics field events.
🥇Eucharia Njideka Iyiazi
🥉Ugochi Constance Alam @MakingOfChamps @birminghamcg22 pic.twitter.com/1BduXo1CwZ
— #ParaAthletics (@ParaAthletics) August 6, 2022