[Breaking] CWG 2022: Genesis wins another wrestling gold as Team Nigeria overtakes South Africa on medals table 




Mercy Genesis

Team Nigeria has now overtaken South Africa after the country’s Wrestling squad continued to stand tall at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games with an improved performance on day nine of the competition in Birmingham.

It was sensation Mercy Genesis who beat the odds and defeated his Canadian opponent Madison Parks in the final of Women’s freestyle 50kg to emerge winner.

Her Compatriot Welson Ebikewemino ventually lost the final but secured a silver medal in the Men’s freestyle 57kg.

Also, Hannah Reuben lost in the final of the Wrestling Women’s 76kg, but settled for silver.

Still talking Wrestling, Ogbonna John won Bronze medal in the Men’s Freestyle 74kg event.

He defeated Charlie Bowling of England.

In boxing, Cynthia Ogunsemilore won a bronze medal for Nigeria in the Women’s Over 57kg-60kg Lightweight category after a 5-0 semifinal loss to Any Sara Broadhurst of Northern Ireland.

In Table Tennis, Faith Obazuaye won the first medal for Nigeria after a 3-1 victory over Felicity Pickard of England. That was precisely in the Women’s Para Table Tennis Classes 6-10 event at the Games.

Also, Isau Ogunkunle beat Raj Aravindan Alagar 3-0 to win another Bronze medal for Nigeria in the Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 Para Table event.

Nigeria has now registered eight gold medals on the log, while South Africa still has seven as at time of filling this report.

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