Africa Games: Nigeria Overtake South Africa On Medals Table

Nigeria won 35 medals on day 13 of the Africa Games in Rabat Morocco.

Nigeria record the highest medals of the africa games on day 13 as they cart away with 15 Gold 8 Silver and 12 Bronze to overtake South Africa on the medal table.

Wrestling Events gave Nigeria five Gold with the likes of Blessing Onyebuchi (76kg), Blessing Oborududu (68kg), Mercy Genesis (50kg), Aminat Adeniyi (62kg) and Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) winning their respective final while Samuel Bose lost in final to a cameroonian to claim Silver.

Nigeria women football team celebrating their after beating Cameroon in the final

Nigeria won one Gold , Three silver and a bronze in badminton to win the overall badminton medal table with two Gold three Silver and three Bronze.

Nigeria extend their lead in the Athletics with event as common wealth champions Ese Brume won the women’s Long Jump event, by leaping a distance of 6.69m with Chioma Onyekwere who won GOLD in women’s Discus, throwing a distance of 59.91m on her 5th attempt to secure the victory.

Nigeria female wrestler

Nigeria other medals came from Canoeing, Weightlifting, Boxing, Gymnastics, Football and Table Tennis were World number 23 Aruna Quadri was stunned by Olajide Omotayo in the final to clinch Gold why current Africa Champion Omar of Egypt settle for Bronze.

Nigeria is now second with 40 Gold 28 silver and 35 Bronze behind Egypt.

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