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

August 6, 2022 Editor 0

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. Read More

Commonwealth Games 2022: Blessing Oborodudu joins Odunayo Adekuoroye, wins Wrestling gold for #TeamNigeriaCWG2022

August 6, 2022 Editor 0

Olympic medalist and Nigerian Wrestler Blessing Oborududu on Friday August 6, 2022 won another gold for Team Nigeria. This was after she defeated her opponent Linda Morais in the 68kg women’s category final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Her victory came hours after compatriots Odunayo Adekuoroye won the country’s sixth gold medal at the event also in the Read More

Breaking: Again, Tobi Amusan finishes in fastest time, ready to defend Commonwealth Games… Brume, Usoro hit final

August 5, 2022 Editor 0

World champion Oluwatobiloba Amusan posted the fastest time in Round 1 Heat of the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which was concluded this morning. The Nigerian sensation ran 12.40 seconds to finish first in Heat 3 and qualified for the next round alongside Michelle Jenneke of Australia’s (12.63) and Canada’s Michelle Harrison (12.85). In Heat 1, Cindy Read More

[Breaking] Commonwealth Games 2022: Team Nigeria ‘s performance soars as 2 athletes win gold, bronze in women’s Discus

August 2, 2022 Editor 0

An athlete Chioma Onyekwere has shot #TeamNigeriaCWG2022 up the medal table, after winning Gold in women’s Discus at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in #Birmingham2022 . Onyekwere threw an SB of 61.70 in the event. In the event, Nigeria won two medals, with Obiageri Amaechi clinching Bronze, after throwing 56.99m. With the latest performance, Nigeria now has seven medals comprising three Read More

[Breaking] Commonwealth Games 2022: Another Nigerian athlete breaks record, strikes second gold in Weightlifting

July 31, 2022 Editor 0

Another Nigerian athlete Folashade Lawal Rafiatu on Sunday won second gold medal for the country at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. In claiming the victory, Rafiatu set a new Commonwealth record with 206KG in the Women’s 59KG event. Nigeria’s first gold at the games was won by Adijat Adenike Olarinoye on Saturday Adijat competed in the women’s 55kg. She Read More

Commonwealth Games 2022: Olarinoye wins Weightlifting gold as Team Nigeria grabs first medal in Birmingham

July 31, 2022 Editor 0

Team Nigeria won her first gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday as Adijat Adenike Olarinoye defeated her Weightlifting challengers in the women’s 55kg. She lifted 92kg in the snatch, 111kg in clean and jerk, with 203kg in total. India’s Sorokhaniban lifter settled for the silver, while England’s Fraer got the bronze. Olarinoye’s victory threw the Read More

Alex Yee wins first Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medal

July 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

England’s Alex Yee won the first gold medal of the 2022 Commonwealth Games with victory in the men’s triathlon. Yee overturned a 16-second deficit to leader Hayden Wilde in the 5km run and the New Zealander was then given a 10-second penalty for a transition error. Bermuda’s Flora Duffy defended her women’s title, seeing off England’s Georgia Taylor-Brown. Beth Potter Read More

Pictures: Team Nigeria captains, flagbearers emerge as Commonwealth Games opening ceremony holds Thursday

July 28, 2022 Editor 0

The captains and flagbearers of Team Nigeria for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom have emerged. The captains are Nnamdi Innocent, one of Nigeria’s leading men powerlifter and Blessing Oborududu, top women wrestler, a silver medalist at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan and gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The flagbearers at Thursday’s Opening Ceremony Read More

2022 Commonwealth Games: First batch of Team Nigeria contingent head to Birmingham

July 23, 2022 Editor 0

The first batch of Team Nigeria athletes to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham left the country on Friday. A group left through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos while the other left through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee(NOC) Engineer Habu Read More

2022 Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria good to go – Dare

July 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Minister Sunday Dare is optimistic that Team Nigeria will be very competitive at the 2022 Commonwealth Games starting in Birmingham, United Kingdom next week. The Minister said Nigerian athletes are fit and ready for the Games because the past few months have sharpened and toughened them for the challenges ahead. Speaking during a farewell dinner organised Read More

2022: Minister confirms ex-Olympian team Nigeria’s coordinator for Commonwealth Games

May 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

As the the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games continues to draw closer, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, has officially confirmed a three-time Olympian, Yusuf Alli, as Coordinator of Team Nigeria for the 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games. Alli was also a 1990 commonwealth games gold medalist. Speaking at the ceremonial hand-over of Alli’s official letter, Read More

2022 Commonwealth Games: Nigerian athletes, coaches beneficiaries of special training in South Africa, Birmingham, Dubai

April 27, 2022 Editor 0

As part of preparations for the Birmingham 2022, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has developed a programme called Gather, Adjust, Prepare and Sustain (GAPS). This was disclosed in a press statement made available by the Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Youth and Sports development Mr. Mohammed Manga on Wednesday. On what the programme entails, Mr. Manga said, “GAPS Read More