Amusan and Galadima help catapult Nigeria up to ninth in Commonwealth Games medals table

TEAM Nigeria has jumped to ninth in the Commonwealth Games medals tables thanks to the heroics of Oluwatobiloba Amusan and Suwaibidu Galadima who both won gold yesterday in the women's 110 metres hurdles and paralympic men's 100 T47 sprint respectively.


In what is turning out to be a good outing for Nigeria, the country currently has nine gold, eight silver and six bronze medals respectively. South Africa remains the only African country ahead of Nigeria on the table as its maintained its fifth position with 13 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals.


Yesterday, Blessing Oborodudu started a night to remember for Nigeria with a stunning victory in the 68 kg freestyle wrestling against Daniella Lappage of Canada winning by three points to one. She was soon followed by Odunayo Adekuroye who ended the glorious night on a victorious note beating her opponent by seven points to five to take the gold.


Oluwatobilola Amusan then set the athletics stadium alight winning gold in the 100 metres women's hurdles, with a time of 12.68 seconds. Nigeria's gold rush was not over as Suwaibidu Galadima, a paralympic athlete, capped the night with yet another gold medal in the T47 100 metres final.


Galadima led the field from beginning to finish in 11.04 seconds. Nigeria's 4 x 100 metres men's relay team them won a bronze medal with a time 38.52 seconds.. Amos Daniel then won a bronze in the men's 65 kg freestyle wrestling.