Commonwealth Games: Birmingham 2022 photos of all 12 gold medal winners for Nigeria

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Gold medalists from Team Nigeria pose for a photograph during the medal ceremony for the women’s 4 x 100m relay final on day ten of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Monday 8th August the last day of action of the 22nd Commonwealth Games hosting Birmingham, Great Britain and Nigeria have won 12 gold medals so far.

It was the country’s female athletes who won all the gold medals, to the admiration of their compatriots.

Di kontri Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare praises the athletes for their “breathtaking leadership”.

Female athletes are also not helping Nigeria win 6 silver and 8 bronze medals for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

While the male athletes don’t help to win 3 silver and 6 bronze for the con.

Overall women win 26 medals for Nigeria while men win 9 medals

So far, Nigeria has won a total of 35 medals for the time being and is seventh in the Birmingham 2022 medal table.

Meet the 12 female athletes who won gold for Nigeria

1. Adijat Adenike Olarinoye

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Adijat Adenike Olarinoye of Team Nigeria performs a clean and jerk in the Women’s Weightlifting 55kg Final on day two of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Adijat Adenike Olarinoye has become the first athlete to win Nigeria’s maiden 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medal for Birmingham.

Olarinoye, who is 23, lifts a total of 203kg to win gold for women’s 55kg – final on Saturday 30 July 2022.

She can lift 200 lbs for Di Snatch, 250 lbs for Clean and Jerk and 450 lbs total.

2.Rafiatu Folashade Lawal

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Gold medalist Rafiatu Folashade Lawal of Team Nigeria celebrates

Rafiatu Folashade Lawal awards Nigeria second 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medal for Birmingham

Lawal wey is 25 years old and lifts 206kg to win gold for the women’s 59kg final on Sunday 31st July 2022.

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Chioma Onyekwere of Team Nigeria celebrates winning the gold medal for the Women’s Discus Throw Final during day five of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022

Chioma Onyekwere made history as the first Nigerian to win the gold medal in the women’s discus throw for the Commonwealth Games last Tuesday 2nd August 2022.

In her first appearance at di games, she threw her season-best 61.70m for her fourth attempt to take the lead from Jade Lally of Great Britain.

At 28, Chioma Onyek was also African Games Champion and African Athletics Champion.

The US-based engineer is only the second African woman in Games history to win gold, after South Africa’s Elizna Naude at the Melbourne 2006 Games.

4. Goodness Chiemery Nwachukwu

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Gold medalists from Nigeria Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu celebrate during the DI medal ceremony for the women’s F42-44/F61-64 discus throw event

Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu wins gold medal for Women’s Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 – Final on Thursday 4th August 2022.

The 23-year-old throws 36.56m to win the gold medal for Nigeria.

5. Alice Folashade Oluwafemiayo

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Alice Folashade Oluwafemiayo of Team Nigeria AFTA lifting during the Women’s Para Powerlifting Heavyweight Final during day seven of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the NEC Arena on August 04, 2022

Alice Folashade Oluwafemiayo wins Gold for Team Nigeria Women’s Heavyweight – Finals on Thursday 4th August 2022.

The 37-year-old Paralympic champion set a new record at the Commonwealth Games, breaking the women’s world record of -86kg to win a medal.

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Gold medalist from Nigeria blesses Oborududu during the DI medal ceremony for the DI Women’s 68kg gold medal wrestling match on Day Nine of the Commonwealth on August 5, 2022

Blessing Oborududu does not disappoint Nigeria as she wins the Women’s Freestyle 68kg – Commonwealth Games Gold Medal on Friday 5th August 2022.

Oborududu, 33, retained the title she won for the Gold Coast four years ago.

Wrestler Oborududu defeated Linda Morais in the final of the 68 kg women’s category.

7. Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye

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Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye of Team Nigeria celebrates after defeating Anshu Malik of Team India for the Women’s Freestyle Wrestling 57kg Gold Medal Match during day eight of CWG 2022

Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye added Nigeria’s gold medal by winning on Friday 5th

Adekuoroye, 28, defeated her Indian opponent Anshu Malik in the 57 kg freestyle category.

Dis na Adekuoroye third field of the Commonwealth Games

She is a two-time reigning Commonwealth Games champion and reigning African champion.

8. Miserable Mercy Genesis

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Gold medalist Miesinnei Mercy Genesis of Team Nigeria celebrates the medal ceremony in the Women’s 50kg Freestyle during day 9 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

Miesinnei Mercy Genesis of Nigeria takes the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games Women’s 50kg Freestyle on Saturday 6th August 2022.

Genesis is 24 years old and defeats Canadian wrestler Parks Madison to win a medal.

On Saturday night she wins this duel for the Coventry Arena.

9. Eucharia Njideka Iyazi

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Gold medalist from Nigeria Eucharia Njideka Iyiazi during the DI medal ceremony for the F55-57 shot throw final of the Women’s Athletics event on day ninth of the Commonwealth Games

Eucharia Njideka Iyazi Receives Gold Medal in Women’s F55-57 Shot Put – Final for Birmingham on Saturday 6th August 2022

The 48-year-old wins with a throw of 10.03 m.

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Tobi Amusan of Team Nigeria celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women’s 100m hurdles final during day ten of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Tobi Amusan is world hurdles champion and wins gold for the women’s 100-meter hurdles – final Sunday, August 7, 2022

Amusan will be 25 years old, time of 12.30 for the final at the Alexander Stadium to successfully defend her title at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

11. Tobi, Favour, Rosemary and Nzubechi4 x 100m relay

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Tobi Amusan, Favor Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha of Team Nigeria celebrate winning the gold medal for the Women’s 4 x 100m Relay – Final on day ten of the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Four Nigerian female athletes, Tobi Amusan, Favor Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha will help di kontri, Sunday 7th

Amusan started the race with a brilliant first half before handing over to Ofili who ensured Nigeria maintained the lead before handing the baton to Chukwuma.

Chukwuma passed the baton to reigning Nigerian 100m queen Nwokocha.

Nwokocha maintains her lead in first place despite Britain’s anchor Darly Neita threatening to take home Nigeria’s first women’s relay gold.

Grace Nwokocha told the BBC the team was disappointed not to have won a World Athletics Championships medal for Orgeon and victory for Birmingham na Relief.

“It’s good to come up here, do our race and make the most of it. And that’s what we always set out to do. And we are satisfied with what we have achieved today.”

“We all work together, our age doesn’t matter, and we just want to work together, to bring out the best in ourselves,” Nwokocha said.

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Ese Brume of Team Nigeria celebrates winning the gold medal for the Women’s Long Jump Final during day ten of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Alexander Stadium in August

Ese Brume breaks Commonwealth Games record in long jump to win gold for Nigeria.

Brume wey is 26 years old and wins the women’s long jump final on Sunday 7th August 2020 to reclaim her Commonwealth Games title for the long jump with a record 7 metres.

She says say BBC; “That’s one thing I really want. I like it, I want to get the game record and I’m going hard for it. And I keep praying and believing.”

Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare thanked Ese Brume for making the country proud.

Praise the governor for the state Ese Brume is from for making history and making Nigeria proud.

Ifeanyi Okowa writes for me on Twitter says;

“A big jump in the history books for our daughter Ese Brume, we just broke the Commonwealth Games long jump record. This is a fantastic day for Nigerian sport as a whole!”

Oda Nigerian men and women also fail to win silver and bronze for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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