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Commonwealth 2018: Abdulazeez Wins Gold, Nigeria Now 9th On Medals Table



Nigeria has emerged top in the men’s heavyweight category as Abdulazeez Ibrahim made it a clean sweep of gold medals for Team Nigeria in the Para Powerlifting event on Tuesday at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

With a lift of 220kg, Abdulazeez dominated the heavyweight category of para powerlifting.

He amassed a total of 191.9 points despite failing his attempt at lifting 221kg, among a field of 10 contestants.


Earlier on Tuesday, the trio of Roland Ezuruike, Esther Oyema and Ndidi Nwosu all won gold in their various categories.

Malaysia’s Yee Khie Jong won the silver medal with a lift of 188.7kg while India’s Sachin Chandhary won bronze with a 181.0kg effort.

The Nigerian gold medallist won the heavyweight title in Glasgow four years ago.


At the ongoing Games, Nigeria has so far won eight medals; four silver and four gold.

Nigeria is currently ninth on the medals table.