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Commonwealth Games 2022: Female athletes receive more national accolades

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The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has congratulated Nigerian female athletes for their spectacular performance at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

The National President of the council, Hajiya Lami Lau, gave the commendation in a statement in Abuja.

The Nigerian female athletes who represented Team Nigeria at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games won12 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze medals to place the country on 7th position in the overall medal table.

Lau, therefore, congratulated the female athletes “for making us proud at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The girls have been able to put smiles on our faces in spite of challenges currently bedevilling the country. It is a thing of joy that women have taken the centre stage in sports; we have been doing this in other fields of endeavour and we can replicate this feat even in politics,” she said.

The performance of our daughters at the games goes a long way to give us hope that things will be better in Nigeria.”

The national president added that the Nigerian female athletes, aside winning different colours of medals, also set new records in the games.

The likes of Tobi Amusan did not only win gold medal; she broke existing records and set new world record by winning a gold medal in the 100 meters hurdles; it is not a small feat.”

Lau called on the Federal Government and sport administrators to do more in developing female athletes, adding that “they have shown that the can perform with less supervision.”

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