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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria Leads Medals Table (Continental)

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria Leads Medals Table (Continental)

By Soji Ezekiel Fagbeme

Due to the amazing performance of her contingent to the Commonwealth Games holding in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Nigeria has led the overall Medals Table, of all African countries’ participating in the competition.
Nigeria has garnered a total of 35 medals, comprising of 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze, while South Africa came a distance second with a total of 27 medals: 7 gold, 9 silver and 11 bronze, and Kenya have 6 gold, 5 silver and 10 bronze, making a total 21 medals.
Other countries with gold medal are Uganda 3, Cameroon, and Zambia with 0ne each. They also have one silver each and one bronze each.
Ghana, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Botswana, Papua New Guinea, Gambia, and Namibia are the other countries with medal but without any gold medal.
Tobi Amusan, and Ese Brume, won gold medals in 100 meters hurdles, and long jump respectively in an astonish manner, breaking the games records in that process.
Again, Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha, were sensational in the 4 by 100 meters women relay, leading the host nation and the ever dreaded Jamaicans to win the gold medal, also breaking Nigeria and African record in the process.
The Nigerian women’s team had only drafted Tobi Amusan into their team, less than 2hrs after she had broken the Commonwealth Games 100m Hurdles record. Eventually, Amusan had to take the lead leg, Favour Ofili on the back straight, then Rosemary Chukwuma on the 3rd leg and Grace Nwokocha anchoring the team.

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The golden ladies beat England, who finished 2nd, and Jamaica 3rd, and created a new African Record of 42.10s, the fastest ever, of any Nigerian female team.

The Commonwealth Medal Table (African Continent).
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Nigeria 12 9 14 35
2 South Africa 7 9 11 27
3 Kenya 6 5 10 21
4 Uganda 3 0 2 5
5 Cameroon 1 1 1 3
6 Zambia 1 1 1 3
7 Mauritius 0 3 2 5
8 Ghana 0 2 3 5
9 Mozambique 0 2 1 3
10 Tanzania 0 1 2 3
11 Botswana 0 1 1 2
12 Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 1
13 The Gambia 0 1 0 1
14 Namibia 0 0 4 4

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