Rabat 2019: Team Nigeria end African Games with 127 medals


Team Nigeria on Saturday ended the 12th All Africa Games with 127 medals placing second on the medals table behind Egypt.

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

The 2003 overall champions who competed in 22 sports won 46 gold, 33 silver and 48 bronze during the 12-day sporting fiesta.

The highest number of Gold medals came from Weightlifting where the athletes won 16 gold, 13 silver and 18 bronze medals.

Athletics won 10 gold, 7 Silver and 6 bronze while Wrestling won 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze.

In wrestling, Team Nigeria won 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze while badminton delivered 2 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze.

In basketball, 1 gold and 1 silver was won while in boxing, 1 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals were won.

Canoeing which is a relatively new sport in Nigeria saw the country winning 4 gold medals only while in football, 1 gold and 1 silver were won by the female and male teams respectively.

Similarly, gymnastics afforded another avenue for Team Nigeria to win 1 gold and 2 bronze medals while in karate, just 1 bronze was won.

In table tennis, Team Nigeria also won 2 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze while taekwondo, 1 gold, 5 silver medals were won and in tennis, just 2 bronze medals were won.

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Olusola 'Jide

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