IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Eucharia Iyiazi Njideka breaks the women’s F55-57 shotput event with a throw of 10.03 meters to win another gold medal for team Nigeria.
Iyiazi claimed Nigeria’s eighth gold medal at the Alexander Stadium on Saturday morning.
Her throw, which is a record at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, is also her season-best performance.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist’s first two attempts did not count as they were no throws.
Iyiazi’s third and fourth attempts saw her with 9.54m and 9.65m throws while her fifth – which turned out to be the highest — won her the gold medal.
Mawe Fokoa Arlette of Cameroon finished second behind the Nigerian with a throw of 9.38m
Iyiazi’s compatriot Ugochi Constance Alam clinched the bronze with a throw of 9.30m.
Meanwhile, Esther Isa and Temitope Adeshina competed in the women’s High Jump final, finishing ninth and 10th respectively.
Both athletes jumped an identical height of 1.81m, which was not good enough for a podium finish.
With the two medals, Nigeria has now claimed a total of 18 medals — eight gold, three silver, and seven bronze — at the games.