African Games: Medal Rush As Team Nigeria Wins 54 Medals On Day 13 To Go 2nd On The Table

Published 2 weeks ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
at 04:19 PM, 30/08/2019 (2 weeks ago)

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Team Nigeria now lies second on the Africa Games log after it garnered gold medals in wrestling, athletics, boxing and even canoeing.
As of Thursday night, the West African giants had gathered a total of 103 medals (40 gold, 28 silver and 35 bronze medals).
South Africa, who were previously occupying the second position, have now dropped to third as the curtain is set to drop on this edition of the African Games.
Nigeria’s latest harvest of gold medals came from wrestling where the country won all but one of the six gold medals on offer to reaffirm her supremacy in the sport on the continent.
Reigning African Games gold medalists, Blessing Oborududu (68kg), Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg), Mercy Genesis (50kg) and Aminat Adeniyi (62kg), were all impressive as they retained their titles, as well as African Champion Blessing Onyebuchi (76kg), while 2018 African champion Bose Samuel (53kg) settled for silver after losing to Cameroon’s Essombe Joseph 2-4 in the final.
The five gold-medalists did not concede a point in their respective final bouts.
Going into the last day of action before the closing ceremony on Saturday, Egypt are home and dry in the first position on the overall medals table with a massive 79 gold 87 silver and 63 bronze medals.
It would also take something extraordinary for South Africa, who currently have eight gold medals less than Nigeria, to reclaim the second spot as most of the games where they have medal prospects have been concluded.

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