Nigeria Wins First Medal At 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Nigeria registered its name on the medal table at the 2014 Commonwealth Games thanks to a bronze medal in weightlifting from Nkechi Opara.

Opara won a bronze medal in the Women 48kg weight class. She lifted a total weight of 162kg behind the duo of India’s Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom who won the gold and silver respectively at the Clyde Auditorium.

Nigeria topped the weightlifting medal charts in 2010 edition with five gold, four silver and five bronze followed by Samoa (3, 0, 0) and India (2, 2, 4). This time also, India, with six lifters from 2010 Games, are likely to maintain that level of performance.



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