Final day of Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games saw Ese Brume and Tobi Amusan dazzle the world to win gold in Long Jump and 100m hurdles, respectively.
Alongside Amusan, the trio of Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha and Favour Ofili also ran an African Record to win gold in the 4x100m relay race on Day 10 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Team Nigeria also recorded a bronze medal in the Men’s 4x100m relay.
Esther Osoba also won a silver medal in Featherweight boxing after losing on points.
The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games has become a remarkably successful outing for Team Nigeria as it recorded its highest gold medal tally ever (12)
Day 10 saw Team Nigeria land three gold medals and they were all in Athletics.
Ese Brume jumped a new Commonwealth Games record of 7.00m to break the now former 6.97m Commonwealth Games record held by Australia’s Bronwyn Thompson.
Brume initially started with a no jump recorded for her first jump, but she quickly recovered with Team Ghana’s Deborah Acquah and Team Australia’s Brooke Buschkuel hot on her heels.
The Gold medal winning Brume then jumped a 6.81m, then 6.99m twice followed by a 6.96m jump.
The World Athletics Championships silver medal winner eventually capped it all off with an outstanding 7.00m jump final jump to shatter the standing Games record and set a new one on the way to Gold.
Team Australia’s Brooke Buschkuel jumped 6.95m to claim the silver medal while Team Ghana’s Deborah Acquah settled for bronze with her 6.94m jump
Nigeria’s golden girl, Tobi Amusan also rose to the occasion as she obliterated her competitors to smash the Commonwealth Games record and set a new one of 12.30s(-0.2) in the 100m hurdles event category of the 2022 Commonwealth Games
The World Record holder dazzled spectators as she blazed her way to an expected victory in record time to pick up a first Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles gold medal for Team Nigeria on the day.
Udodi Onwuzuruike also got drafted into the Men’s 4×100 meters relay quartet to replace Seye Ogunlewe and this tactical change yielded fruitful results as the team won bronze in the finals.
Udodi Onwuzuruike started, handed over to Favour Ashe who did his part before handing over to Alaba Akintola who then handed to Raymond Ekevwo to bring Team Nigeria home in a season’s best of 38.81s
Team England took the gold medal in 38.35s while Team Trinidad and Tobago’s 38.70s gifted them the silver medal.
Ruth Usoro also competed in both Long Jump and Triple Jump events where she finished 5th and 6th respectively.
Elizabeth Oshoba had to settle for the silver medal as she lost her final bout at the 2022 Commonwealth Games Women’s Featherweight boxing event category to Team Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh.
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Team Nigeria’s Tajudeen Agunbiade narrowly missed the bronze medal as he lost 3-2 (9-11,11-9,4-11,17-15, 6-11) to Team England’s Ross Wilson in the Men’s Singles Classes 8-10 category
For Team Nigeria, it is a final tally of 35 medals at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games and currently the highest ranked African team on the medals table
Team Nigeria stands 7th on the overall medal table with 12 gold medals, 9 silver medal and 14 bronze medals at the end of all its events at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
This feat beats the 11 Gold medals the team won at the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games in New Zealand.
Team Australia currently retains its spot at the top of the 2022 Commonwealth Games medals table with a total of 174 medals – 66 gold, 55 silver and 55 bronze
2022 Commonwealth games Action continues Day 11 as 12 gold medals stay up for grabs across different event categories and the Closing Ceremony later in the day.