CWG: Iyiazi wins gold, sets new Games record


‘Tana Aiyejina

Nigeria’s Eucharia Iyiazi and Ugochi Alam won gold and bronze respectively in women’s F55-57 Shot Put final at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Both athletes’ efforts moved Team Nigeria up to seventh place in the medal standings with eight gold, three silver and seven bronze.

Iyiazi threw a new Commonwealth Games record of 10.03m to win the gold medal for Nigeria.

Also, Alam grabbed bronze with a throw of 9.30m to make it first and third for the country.

The silver medal went to Cameroon’s Arlette Fokoa.

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.