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Commonwealth Games: Ezuruike, 3 Others Win Gold In Powerlifting




Roland Ezuruike, middle, and three others win gold medals for Nigeria in Australia (NAN)

Three Member of the Nigeria team in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Ibrahim Abdulazeez, Roland Ezuruike, Esther Onyema and Ndidi Nwosu have won gold models for Team Nigeria in the Para-Powerlifting event on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abdulazeez came tops in the men’s heavyweight category with a lift of 191.9kg to finish ahead of a field of 10 contestants.

Yee Khie Jong from Malaysia won the silver medal after lifting 188.7kg, while India’s Sachin Chandhary won bronze with a 181.0kg effort.

On Tuesday, Nigerian team members Roland Ezuruike, Esther Oyema and Ndidi Nwosu all won gold in their various categories.

The first Gold Medal for Nigeria was won by Ezuruike at the games in the men’s lightweight final. He won silver at the last edition of the games.

In the women’s lightweight category, Oyema took the gold and also set a new world record of 141.6kg to smash the old record of 126 kg also set by her in Glasgow, Scotland on Aug. 2, 2014.

Nwosu also claimed the gold in the women’s heavyweight class, after beating other contestant.

Abdulazeez’s latest feat has now taken Team Nigeria to four gold and four silver medals and in ninth position in the overall medal standings.

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