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Nigeria claims two additional medals at Commonwealth Games

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Sulaimon Jamiu 

Team Nigeria has clinched its fourth gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, all thanks to Nwachukwu Goodness.

The 23-year-old, who is the only Nigerian contestant from in the Women’s Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 competition, far outperformed her rivals, breaking records with her first two throws.

Prior to Thursday, Nwachukwu had the F42 World Record with the best mark of 33.35m, but she increased that mark with her first throw of 34.84m and her subsequent throw of 36.56m to win the gold medal.

The second position was claimed by Australia’s Sarah Edminston, while Naibili Vanutisolo of Fiji Island came third.

In a related development, Nnamdi Innocent won bronze model in the final of the men’s lightweight para powerlifting. He lifted 132.5kg to earn a total point of 132.5 after three attempts.

Malaysia’s Gustin Bonnie Bunyau won the gold with a lift of 154.6kg while England’s Swan Mark claimed the second position and won the silver medal.

Thomas Kure, also from Team Nigeria, finished in the fourth position.

The total of number of medals won by Nigeria now stands at ten — four gold, one silver and five bronze medals.

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