Commonwealth Games: Nigeria Finishes 7th On Medals Table

By Chidi Nwoke, Abuja.

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Team Nigeria finished seventh (7th) on the overall medals table at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, claiming 35 medals after a string of record breaking performances.

Ese Brume capped what was a wonderful day for Team Nigeria on day 10 of the Commonwealth Games, securing the Gold medal in the Women’s Long Jump event at the Alexander Stadium.

In the other events concluded on Sunday, Nigerian athlete Elizabeth Oshoba also won a medal as she claimed Silver for Team Nigeria in the Women’s Boxing over 54kg-57kg Featherweight category.

Team Nigeria won 12 Gold, 9 Silver and 14 Bronze medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. All the Gold medals were won by the Team Nigeria Women in Birmingham.

Athletics provided the most medals for Team Nigeria with Ten (10) podium finishes, followed by wrestling with seven (7).

Team Nigeria in seventh is the highest ranked African country with South Africa and Kenya occupying the ninth and thirteenth spots, respectively.

Below is the full list of all 35 medalists for Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games:

List of Gold Medalists

Nigeria’s 4x100m Women’s Relay Team won Gold at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha, and Tobi Amusan – Women’s 4x100m Relay

Tobi Amusan – 100m Hurdles

Ese Brume – Long Jump

Mercy Genesis Miesinnei – Wrestling (50kg)

Adekuoroye Odunayo  – Wrestling (57kg)

Blessing Oborududu – Wrestling (68kg)

Team Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu (C) on the podium after winning a Gold medal in the Women’s 68kg Freestyle Wrestling event, on day eight of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Rafiatu Folashade Lawal – Weightlifting (59kg)

Olarinoye Adijat  – Weightlifting (55kg)

Oluwafemiayo Folashade  – Para Powerlifting (75kg)

Eucharia Iyiazi – F55-57 Shot Put

Chioma Onyekwere – Shot Put

Goodness Nwachukwu – Discus Throw


Team Nigeria sprinter Favour Ofili claims Silver medal in the Women’s 200m event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Favour Ofili — Women’s 200m

Elizabeth Oshoba — Women’s Featherweight boxing

Bose Omolayo — Para-powerlifting women’s heavyweight

Ifechukwude Ikpeoyi — Para-table tennis women’s singles classes 3-5

Ikechukwu Obichukwu — Para-powerlifting men’s heavyweight

Ikechukwu Obichukwu added a Silver Medal to Nigeria when he lifted of 133.6 kg for the Men’s Heavyweight at the Commonwealth Games.

Nasiru Sule — Para-table tennis men’s singles classes 3-5

Taiwo Liadi — Weightlifting women’s 76kg

Hannah Reuben — Wrestling women’s freestyle 76kg

Ebikewenimo Welson — Wrestling men’s freestyle 57kg


Nigeria’s 4x100m Men’s Bronze medal winning Relay Team at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Udodi Onwuzurike, Seye Ogunlewe, Favour Ashe, Alaba Akintola, Raymond Ekevwo — Men’s 4 x 100m relay

Ugochi Constance Alam — Women’s F55-57 shot put

Obiageri Amaechi — Women’s discus throw

Ifeanyi Onyekwere — Men’s super heavyweight boxing

Jacinta Umunnake — Women’s middleweight boxing

Cynthia Ogunsemilore — Women’s lightweight boxing

Innocent Nnamdi — Para-powerlifting men’s lightweight

Islamiyat Yusuf won Bronze for Team Nigeria in the 64kg Weightlifting event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Isau Ogunkunle — Para-table tennis men’s singles classes 3-5

Faith Obazuaye — Para-table tennis women’s singles classes 6-10

Mary Taiwo Osijo — Weightlifting women’s 87kg

Islamiyat Yusuf — Weightlifting women’s 64kg

Edidiong Umoafia — Weightlifting men’s 67kg

Ogbonna John — Wrestling men’s freestyle 74kg

Esther Kolawole — Wrestling women’s freestyle 62kg

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