African Games: Team Nigeria finish second with 127 medals

African Games: Team Nigeria finish second with 127 medals

Team Nigeria finished in second place  with 127 medals at the end of the 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco. Nigeria won 46 gold, 33 silver and 127 bronze with weightlifting producing the highest number of medals with 16 gold, 13 silver and 18 bronze.

Athletics won 10 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze while the wrestlers produced 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze. The canoeing team gave Nigeria 4 gold medals, Table Tennis team won 2 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze, Badminton had 2 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze while boxing won 1 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze.

Nigeria football teams won 1 gold and 1 silver, Taekwondo gave 1 gold and 5 bronze, gymnastics won 1 gold and 2 bronze, the 3×3 basketball teams had 1 gold and 1 bronze while Karate won 1 bronze medal.

Egypt emerged top on the medal table with 102 gold, 98 silver and 73 bronze medals to bring their total medals to 273.

The top ten countries after the end of the 12th African Games are

Position                                Gold      Silver     Bronze  Total

1st Egypt                               102         98           73           273

2nd Nigeria                           46          33           48          127

3rd South Africa                 36           26           25           87

4th Algeria                            33           32           60           125

5th Morocco                        31           32           46           109

6th Tunisia                            26           36           35           97

7th Kenya                             11           10           10           31

8th Mauritius                       6              6              12           24

9th Ethiopia                          6              5              12           23

10th Madagascar               6              4              2              12

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