Team Nigeria is making a bold statement in the ongoing Commonwealth Games taking place in Gold Coast, Australia following the increase in the medal haul.
As at the time of reporting, Nigeria is ninth on the table with four gold medals and four silver medals.
The medals, however, are coming in from the Para Powerlifting event with Ibrahim Abdulazeez picking up the latest medal in the men’s Heavyweight category on Tuesday.
Others before him who had etched their names in the books are Roland Ezuruike who began the sweep in the men’s Lightweight category claimed the gold in the men’s lightweight final with 224.3 points with Nigerian Paul Kehinde securing silver.
In the female category, Esther Oyema set a new world record for the women’s under 50kg class with a 141.6kg lift in the women’s Lightweight category with a score of 141.6 lift at the Carrara Indoors Sports Centre.
Ndidi Nwosu also finished tops in the women’s Heavyweight class with her score of 110.4
So far, Nigeria has won medals in table tennis, shot put, and now para powerlifting with the powerlifting team-leading Team Nigeria in winning a total of six medals – four gold and two Silver, and taking the country’s tally in Gold Coast to nine medals.
The host nation, Australia leads the table with 50 gold, 38 silver and 42 bronze totaling 130 medals