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24 Gold, 10 Silver & 16 Bronze: It’s Raining Medals for Nigeria at the 13th African Games

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It’s the season of medals for Nigeria on the ongoing thirteenth African Video games in Accra, Ghana. With twenty-four gold medals, three silver medals, and one bronze, Nigeria athletes are showcasing their outstanding expertise, power and dedication, sweeping the competitors with their excellent performances.

Learn on to see how Nigeria is topping the medals desk.

Badminton – males (singles occasion)

Aunoluwapo Opeyori introduced residence Nigeria’s first gold medal in a win towards his Nigerian counterpart Godwin Olofua within the ultimate of the lads’s singles badminton occasion.

Wrestling – ladies (freestyle occasion)

Within the ladies’s wrestling, Nigeria secured 6 gold medals. Mercy Genesis defeated her Egyptian opponent Nada Mohamed within the 50kg class (7-0). Christiana Ogunsanya dominated the 53kg class with a rating of 11-0, likewise Odunayo Adekuoroye in 57kg (6-0). Esther Kolawole and Blessing Oborududu defeated their opponents respectively within the 62kg and 68kg classes, and Hannah Amuchechi Reuben defeated Cote D’Ivoire’s Amy Youin (10-0), bringing the entire to 6 gold medals for Nigeria.

Wrestling – males (freestyle occasion)

Nigeria completed its outing within the wrestling occasion with 3 silver and one bronze medals. Within the 125kg, Ashton Adeyemi-Amin Mutuwa’s good run earned him a silver medal within the ultimate towards Egypt’s Youssif Mohamed Hemida. Harrison Onovwiomogbohwo was awarded the bronze medal within the 86kg class. Simeon Enozunimi and Simon Stephen Izolo each obtained silver medals within the 57kg and 65kg classes, respectively.

Weightlifting – ladies

With twelve gold medals, the ladies proved that they meant enterprise, and the enterprise was to win. Adijat Olarinoye gained three gold medals within the 55kg class, whereas Folashade Rafiatu Lawal completed the identical feat within the 59kg class. Ruth Ayodele secured three gold medals within the 64kg class, and Pleasure Eze achieved the identical within the 71kg class.

Weightlifting – males

Edidiong Joseph Umofia emerged as the general greatest within the 67kg class, lifting in snatch 135kg, clear and jerk 165kg, and clinching three gold medals.


In a 1-o victory, Franca Audu secured a bronze medal within the combat towards Mauritius’ Sarah Sylva Rioux, incomes third place. This marks Franca’s third bronze medal from the African Video games following victories in Maputo 2011 Brazzaville 2015, and now Accra 2024.

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