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Nigerian athletes break medal record in Zambia

Nigerian athletes break medal record in Zambia.

African news. It was good news for team Nigeria who made a giant stride in the city of Ndola, Zambia at the venue of the ongoing 2023 African U-18 and U-20 Athletics Championships, winning a total of 12 medals in Day 2 of the competition.

The event, which entered its second day on Sunday. saw Nigerian athletes sweeping five Gold, three Silver and four Bronze medals to take their medal haul to seven Gold, five Silver and five Bronze.

This was the highest number of models recorded by a particular country in a day in the history of the championship.

The duo of Joma Oghenefejiro Praise and Oshiokpu Grace had grabbed two gold medals for Team Nigeria on Day one of the competition on Saturday in the U18 and U20 triple jump event. Two more medals, a silver and bronze, also came from the boys in the high jump event.

However, the athletes set the entire city on fire on Day two on Sunday night, capturing medals in all the events the participanted in. Ogazi Samuel won gold in the 400m Boys U18, just as Okwose Faith overpowered all oppositions to win Nigeria’s forth gold of the tournament in the 100m Girls U18.

Tima Godbless did not disappoint in the 100m Women U20 event, as she silenced other competitors, while Ajayi Koyinsola.


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