Commonwealth Games: 2 Coaches & 1 Athlete disappear from Games Village

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 14: Patience Okon George, Glory Onome Nathaniel, Praise Idamadudu and Yinka Ajayi of Nigeria celebrate

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 14: Patience Okon George, Glory Onome Nathaniel, Praise Idamadudu and Yinka Ajayi of Nigeria celebrate winning silver in the Women’s 4×400 metres relay final during athletics on day 10 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 14, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

2 coaches and 1 athlete with the delegation that represented Nigeria at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games have disappeared, The Guardian reports.

Mohammed Yahaya, the president of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation revealed this in a telephone interview.

Yahaya described the disappearance as a “big embarrassment.”

One of the coaches was a head coach with the weightlifting team, he said, and should have served as an example for all the athletes under him.

The other coach worked with the athletes in the special sports, while the athlete missing was a 200m specialist.

Yahaya said:

This is very embarrassing to us because as a head coach, I expected him to act like father to the athletes. But our head coach disappeared into the thin air even before the Games were concluded.

Nigeria Ends Commonwealth Games With 24 Medals

Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan celebrates with flag after winning the athletics women’s 100m hurdles final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth

Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan celebrates with flag after winning the athletics women’s 100m hurdles final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 13, 2018. PHOTO: SAEED KHAN / AFP

 

Team Nigeria has ended its campaign at the Commonwealth Games with 24 medals after Aruna Quadri won silver in the men’s table-tennis singles.

Nigeria finished the games in Gold Coast with nine golds, nine silvers and six bronze medals to place ninth on the log behind Australia, England, India, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Wales and Scotland.

The Para Athletes accounted for five of the top podium placements while wrestling had three and athletics one.

Nigeria placed eighth at the 2014 games with 36 medals.

Tobi Amusan had on Friday struck gold in the women’s 100m hurdles clocking 12.68 Seconds. This increased Nigeria’s medal haul to eight gold, five silver and five bronze medals.

(L-R) Silver medallist Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna, gold medallist Singapore’s Gao Ning and bronze medallist India’s Sharath Achanta pose during the podium ceremony for the men’s singles table tennis event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Oxenford Studios venue in Gold Coast on April 15, 2018.

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Gold medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye clinched first gold for the country in the women’s wrestling freestyle 57kg  after defeating India’s Pooja Dhanda with a 7-5 victory by points.

Blessing Oborududu also claimed the second gold medal after staging a terrific comeback from a 3-0 deficit to beat Canada’s Danielle Lappage 4-3 in the women’s freestyle 68kg.

Para-athlete Suwaibidu Galadima led from the start to finish to win gold in the men’s the men’s T47 100m final with a time of 11.04s.

Amas Daniel won bronze coming from 4-0 down to equal it at 4-4 against South Africa’s Terry Van Rensburg, winning bronze in men’s freestyle 65kg.

Aminat Adeniyi won gold in the women’s wrestling 62kg freestyle Nordic, while Melvin Bibo and Mercy Genesis both added silver and bronze to the wrestling medals pool.

Faith Obazuaye settled for silver in the women’s para-table tennis.

The quartet of Patience Okon-George, Glory Nathaniel, Praise Idamadudu and Yinka Ajayi won silver in the women’s 4x400m relay.

Sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare led Nigeria’s women’s 4x100m relay team to win bronze.

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Gold Coast 2018: Quadri Loses Table Tennis Final, Wins Silver

By Johnny Edward: Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has won silver in the men’s table tennis singles event at the Gold Coast

By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has won silver in the men’s table tennis singles event at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Quadri lost 4-2 to Ning Gao from Singapore in the final on Sunday morning.

The Nigerian had a slow start to the final, losing his first two sets 11-7, 11-8 but he bounced back to level 2-2 after four sets.

Quadri won the third and fourth sets 11-3, 11-5.

He was however unlucky to lose the fifth set 11-9 before succumbing to another loss in the sixth set 11-5.

Quadri had defeated Sharath Achanta from India in four sets in the semi-finals.

He also beat Harmeet Desai 4-0 from India in the quarter-finals after he had ouclassed Xue Jie Pang in the from Singapore 4-1 in the men’s singles round of 16.

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Team Nigeria Get More Medals In Commonwealth Games

  Team Nigeria has increased its medals haul at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to 23 comprising 9 gold,

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Ogunlewe, Adegoke Through To 100m Final

 

Team Nigeria has increased its medals haul at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to 23 comprising 9 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals.

Aminat Adeniyi won gold in the women’s wrestling 62kg freestyle Nordic, while Melvin Bibo and Mercy Genesis both added silver and bronze to the wrestling medals pool.

Faith Obazuaye settled for silver in the women’s para-table tennis.

The quartet of Patience Okon-George, Glory Nathaniel, Praise Idamadudu and Yinka Ajayi won silver in the women’s 4x400m relay.

Sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare led Nigeria’s women’s 4x100m relay team to win bronze.

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Gold Coast 2018: Nigeria Drops In Medal Table, Second In African Teams After SA

By James Agberebi: Team Nigeria ended day 10 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in the ninth position in

By James Agberebi:

Team Nigeria ended day 10 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in the ninth position in the medal table on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

It was a fruitful day for Team Nigeria as they concluded events on Saturday with one gold, three silver and one bronze medals but the team dropped from the eighth position they held on Friday.

The Nigerian team now have nine gold, eight silver and six bronze medals, making them the second highest-ranking African team in the table.

Aminat Adeniyi picked up Saturday’s gold medal in women’s wrestling; the three silver medals were won by Melvin Bibo in men’s wrestling, Faith Obazuaye in women’s TT6-10 singles (table tennis), women’s 4X400 metres relay, while women’s 4X100 metres relay won bronze.

South Africa leads the African countries. The Rainbow Nation is in the fifth position overall after amassing 13 gold, 11 silver, 13 bronze; Kenya is 13th with four gold, seven silver, six bronze. In 15th spot is Botswana with won three gold, one silver, one bronze and Uganda in 16th on three gold and two bronze.

Namibia is in joint-25th on one gold while Cameroon is 32nd on one silver, two bronze. Mauritius is in joint-34th with one silver while Ghana and Seychelles are in joint-39th position with one bronze each.

Host Australia continues to lead the standings with 75 gold, 55 silver and 57 bronze medals.

England is in second with 42 gold, 40 silver and 41 bronze; India in third with 25 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze and Canada fourth with 15 gold, 39 silver and 27 bronze.

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Oluwatobiloba Amusan Picks Gold In Hundred Metres Hurdles At Commonwealth Games

Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan has won Nigeria’s 8th gold at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia after beat Jamacia’s Danielle

Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan has won Nigeria’s 8th gold at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia after beat Jamacia’s Danielle Williams and Yanique Thompson in the 100 metres hurdles event, clocking at 12.68mins.

21-years-old Amusan had earlier won her women’s 100m hurdles round 1 – heat 1 with a time of 12.73 seconds.

She also makes history as the first Nigerian to win Gold in the event at the Commonwealth Games

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Gold Coast 2018: Team Nigeria Climb To 8th In Medal Table

By James Agberebi: It was a fruitful day nine for Team Nigeria as they moved up to the eighth position

By James Agberebi:

It was a fruitful day nine for Team Nigeria as they moved up to the eighth position in the medal table at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Team Nigeria claimed four gold, one silver and three bronze medals to climb in the medal table.

Oluwatobiloba Amusan and Suwaibidu Galadima both won gold in the women’s 100 metres hurdles and men’s T47 100 metres, Odunayo Adekuoroye and Blessing Oborodudu each picked gold, while Blessing Onyebuchi won silver in women’s wrestling.

Also in wrestling, Amas Daniel won bronze in the men’s category and the duo of Yetunde Odunuga and Milicent Agboegbulem clinched bronze in boxing.

Following the conclusion of events on Friday, Team Nigeria are now on eight gold, five silver and five bronze medals.

South Africa continued to be Africa’s highest ranked country as they are fifth on 13 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze medal.

Uganda is 14th with three gold, two bronze, Kenya are 15th with two gold, five silver and six bronze. Botswana is in joint-17th with two gold, one silver, while Mauritius is joint-28th on one silver.

Other African countries in the medal table are Cameroon, Ghana and Seychelles who all have just one bronze each and are in joint-33rd.

Leading in the medal standings is host Australia on 65 gold, 49 silver and 54 bronze.

In second position is England with 31 gold, 34 silver, 34 bronze; India is in third spot with 17 gold, 11 silver, 14 bronze and Canada is fourth on 14 gold, 34 silver and 26 bronze.

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#GC2018: Oluwatobiloba Amusan becomes First Nigerian to win Gold at Commonwealth Games 100m Hurdles

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 13: Oluwatobiloba Amusan of Nigeria celebrates as she crosses the line to win gold in

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 13: Oluwatobiloba Amusan of Nigeria celebrates as she crosses the line to win gold in the Women’s 100 metres hurdles final during athletics on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 13, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan has made history by becoming the first Nigerian to win gold at the Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles, The Cable reports.

The 20-year-old put up an impressive run to come out tops with 12.68 seconds at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Amusa is the reigning American Collegiate 100m hurdles champion, her gold becoming Nigeria’s 8th at the games, pushing the country to 8th on the medals table.

 

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Suwaibidu Galadima clinches Gold in Men’s T47 100m

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 13: Suwaibidu Galadima of Nigeria reacts as he is injured as he wins gold in

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 13: Suwaibidu Galadima of Nigeria reacts as he is injured as he wins gold in the Men’s T47 100m Final during athletics on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 13, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Suwaibidu Galadima, a Nigerian athlete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games has clinched another gold medal at the games, winning the men’s T47 100m.

Galadima ran a time of 11.04 seconds in the race for athletes with disabilities, primarily for competitors with a wrist or below amputation, Complete Sports reports.

Congratulations!

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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Amusan Wins Gold in 100m Hurdles

Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan on Friday won gold in the Women’s 100m Hurdles final crossing the line in 12.68 seconds. The

Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan on Friday won gold in the Women’s 100m Hurdles final crossing the line in 12.68 seconds.

The Jamaican pair of Danielle Williams and Yanique Thompson completed the race in 12.78 seconds and 12.97 seconds respectively.

With the 20-year-old Amusan’s victory, Nigeria now has 18 medals – 8 Gold, 5 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.