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Iyiazi Wins Gold To Secure Nigeria’s 18th Medal

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Nigerian Iyiazi Eucharia Njideka has won a gold medal in the women’s F55-57 shot put at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham.

Gatekeepers News reports that Iyiazi secured Nigeria’s eighth gold and 18th medal with a throw of 10.03 meters at the Alexander Stadium on Saturday morning.

The throw which is a record at the tournament is also her season-best performance as her the 2020 Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist’s first two attempts did not count as they were no throws.

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Her third and fourth attempts saw her with 9.54m and 9.65m throws while her fifth — which turned out to be the highest — won her the gold medal.

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Mawe Fokoa Arlette of Cameroon came second behind the Nigerian with a throw of 9.38m

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Iyiazi’s compatriot Ugochi Constance Alam clinched the bronze with a throw of 9.30m.

With the two medals, Nigeria has now claimed eight gold, three silver, and seven bronze – a total of 18 medals at the games.

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