JUST IN: Nigeria Secures Top Spot In Athletics

Nigeria Secures Top Spot In Athletics

Secures Top Spot In Athletics


Nigeria came top following the conclusion of the athletics at the on Friday.

The West African giants won a total of 21 medals – 11 , six and four bronze.

It was the country's fourth best-ever performance in the history of the African Games.

The likes of , Ese Brume and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi retained their titles in the 's 100m hurdles, women's long jump and 's shot-put events, respectively.

In the men's 400m, Chidi Okezie made history as the first Nigerian to win gold in the event in 37 years.

The likes of Ruth Usoro, Pamela Obiageri, and Amaechi Chinecherem Nnamdi, also won gold in their different events.

Nigeria achieved her best-ever performance in the athletics event at the African Games in 1995 when the athletes won total of 32 medals made up of 15 gold, nine silver and eight bronze.

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