No medal for Team Nigeria on Day 6 but overall, a mixed performance from the team in the qualifications series they participated in across different events.
Athletics, Boxing and Table Tennis/Para Table Tennis were the only events where Team Nigeria participated on Day 6.
The day witnessed semifinal qualifications for the Team in Men’s 400m, first session wins in Para Table Tennis and first-time appearance for Team Nigeria in the Women’s 100m race at the Commonwealth Games since Glasgow 2014
PARA TABLE TENNIS
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Team Nigeria’s Para Table Tennis player, Esther Oribamise started off her journey at the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a 4 – 0 win over Team Vanuatu’s Roanna Abel and another win over Team Bangladesh’s Sadia Rahman in Group 3 of the Women’s singles event.
Classes 3-5 of the Women’s Singles Group 1 saw Team Nigeria’s Ifechukwude Christiana Ikpeoyi triumph over Team Fiji Island’s Latu Akanisi 3-0.
In the same class, Team Nigeria’s Chineye Obiora also defeated Team Australia’s Amanda Tscharke 3-0 in Group 2.
In Classes 6-10 of the Women’s Para Table Tennis event at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games, Team Nigeria’s Faith Obazuaye also defeated Team India’s Baby Ravi 3-0
The Men’s Para Table Tennis event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games also had Team Nigeria’s Nasiru Sule record a 3-0 over Team Canada’s Muhammad Mudassar in their Classes 3-5 match.
Team Nigeria’s Isau Ogunkunle also triumphed over 3-0 over Team England’s Dan Bullen in the Singles Classes 3-5 category.
This was shortly followed by another successful Team Nigeria outing as Tajudeen Agunbiade earned a 3-0 win over Team Cyprus’ Panteleimon Kallis in Group 2 of the men’s singles classes 8-10
Boxing woes continued for Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Day 6 as debutant Adeyinka Benson failed to advance past the quarterfinals of the event in the Men’s 71-75kg Middleweight category by Team Scotland’s Sam Hickey
In the Women’s Light Flyweight category, Team Nigeria’s Yetunde Egunjobi also lost to Team England’s Savannah Alfia in the quarterfinals
Although Team Nigeria is now guaranteed a medal in boxing after Jacinta Umunnakwe was awarded a win by walkover against Team Tonga’s Mele Ula.
Day 6 began with the sem-final series for the Men’s and Women’s 100m races.
Team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha and Rosemary Chukwuma put Nigeria back into Commonwealth Games 100m finals as they both progressed to the event since Glasgow 2014
Nigeria failed to record an entrant at the Women’s 100m race at the 2018 Gold coast Commonwealth Games in Australia
Grace Nwokocha ran a decent 11.06 in the semi-finals, while Rosemary Chukwuma ran a 11.02 to book their respective places in the finals. Joy Udo-Gabriel finished 6th with 11.45s and did not make the finals.
In the finals, they both finished a respectable 4th and 5th as the former ran a time of 11.17s and the former a 11.8s.
Team Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah secured her first ever Commonwealth Games Gold medal as Team St. Lucia’s Julien Alfred took Silver and Team England’s Daryll Nieta finished 3rd and went away with the bronze medal
In the Men’s 100m category, Team Nigeria failed to the make the finals despite having three entrants in the Semi-finals.
Godson Brume finished 9th in heat 1 of the semi-finals with a time of 10.52s, Favour Ashe finished 3rd in heat 2 of the semi-finals with a time of 10.24 and missed out on the finals by one spot after a 9th overall classification.
Raymond Ekevwo ran 10.36 finishing 7th in heat 3 of the semi-finals of the Men’s 100m race.
In the finals, it was a double podium for Africans as Team Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala who is the current African Champion ran a 10.02(-0.9) to get Gold.
Former African Record Holder and Team South Africa’s Akanni Simbine finished with the silver medal while Team Sri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon got the bronze medal.
In the Women’s 400m, Team Nigeria’s Patience Okon Goerge book a place in the semifinals with a time of 52.63s while Team Nigeria’s Samson Nathaniel ran 46.31 to book a place in the semifinals of the Men’s 400m race.
Team Nigeria’s Dubem Amene put first time jitters behind him to book a semi-final place with a 46.77s time in the Men’s 400m event increasing Team Nigeria’s representation at the event to 2.
In Men’s High Jump, Team Nigeria’s Mike Edwards finished 6th with a height of 2.19m as efforts to overcome the 2.22m proved unsuccessful.
In the Women’s Shot-put final, Team Nigeria’s Anabel Orobosa threw a 16.70m to finish in 9th place
Day 6 saw the medal status unchanged, and Team Nigeria remain 10th on the overall medal table with 3gold medals, 1 silver medal and four bronze medals.
Team Australia retains its spot at the top of the medals table.
2022 Commonwealth games Action continues Day 7 as Team Nigeria jostles for medals and qualifications in Athletics &Para Athletics, Table Tennis & Para Table Tennis and Boxing