Team Nigeria’s female athletes outshine men at 2022 Commonwealth Games
Female athletes won 12 of Team Nigeria's gold medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, according to Naijacrawl.
The number of medals won by the nation is the highest in the games' history.
Nigeria was off to a strong start thanks to Adijat Adenike Olarinoye, who won the gold medal in the 55 kg weightlifting division.
Rafiatu Folashade Lawal outsmarted her competitors to take first place in the 59kg division.
In women's freestyle wrestling, the group of Miesinnei Mercy Genesis (50 kg), Blessing Oborudu (57 kg), and Odunayo Adekuroye (57 kg) took home the gold medals.
In addition to winning the gold in the women's long jump, Oluwatobiloba Amusan and her teammates Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nkwocha also won first place in the women's 4X100m relay.
Other gold medal winners include Ese Brume in the long jump, Eucharia Iyiazi in the shot put, Chioma Onyekwere and Goodness Nwachukwu in the discus throw, and Folashade Oluwafemiayo in the women's heavyweight para powerlifting.
Team Nigeria won 35 medals, including 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze medals, at the games.
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