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Buhari expresses excitement as Team Nigeria medals at Commonwealth Games hit 35

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The athletes who are honorably representing Nigeria in the competition have received praise from President Muhammadu Buhari as the 22nd Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham in 2022, draw to a close.



The President claimed that he watched some of the colorful and spectacular moments in the 11-day competition with millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, which featured no less than 5,000 athletes from 72 nations and territories competing in 280 medal events.

The President praised the 94 deserving ambassadors who proudly flew the Nigerian flag in nine sporting events, saluting Team Nigeria athletes for their memorable performance. He also praised them for those thrilling moments "when the medalists brought smiles to our faces by breaking world, national, and games records, as well as achieving personal bests in their careers."

The President thanked Nigeria's brightest athletes for competing against the best in the world and exhibiting the qualities that only a true Nigerian could possess: never give up and keep going until the job is done.

According to the President, it is noteworthy that majority of the medals so far, including 12 gold for the country, were championed by our talented young women and girls, including multi medalist Tobi Amusan (100m Women’s Hurdle and 4x100m Relay), Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha (4x100m Relay); Miesinnei Mercy Genesis (50 kg), Blessing Oborududu (57 kg) and Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) in Women’s Freestyle wrestling; as well as Adijat Adenike Olarinoye (55kg) and Rafiatu Folashade Lawal (59kg) in Women’s weightlifting.

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