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Team Nigeria finished second on the medals table at the 13th African Games in Ghana

Team Nigeria finished second on the medals table at the 13th African Games in Ghana. 

Team Nigeria secured the runner-up position on the medals table at the 13th African Games held in Ghana, showcasing an impressive performance across various sporting disciplines. With a total of 47 gold, 33 silver, and 40 bronze medals earned across 25 sports, the Nigerian contingent demonstrated remarkable prowess and determination throughout the competition.

Among the standout achievements was the exceptional performance of the weightlifting team, which contributed significantly to Nigeria’s medal tally. The weightlifting squad amassed a total of 32 medals, including 16 gold, 10 silver, and six bronze medals, underscoring their dominance in the sport.

Athletics emerged as another pillar of success for Nigeria, securing the second-highest number of medals at the Games. Athletes showcased outstanding talent and determination, with a total of 22 medals clinched in various track and field events.

Notable individual performances added luster to Nigeria’s medal haul. Tobi Amusan, displaying unparalleled skill and resilience, clinched her third consecutive gold medal in the women’s 100 meters hurdles and further contributed to the team’s success by anchoring the women’s 4×100 meters relay team to victory. Ese Brume maintained her supremacy in the women’s long jump, while Chukwuebuka Enekwechi dominated the men’s shot put event, further solidifying Nigeria’s position in athletics.

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Wrestling emerged as another stronghold for Nigeria, with Blessing Oborududu and Odunayo Adekuoroye leading the charge and securing a commendable 11 medals for the country.

In boxing, Nigeria showcased remarkable prowess, clinching an impressive eight gold medals in a single day, while the burgeoning sport of arm wrestling also contributed significantly to Nigeria’s medal haul with 13 medals.

Although Nigeria’s performance was commendable, they were surpassed only by Egypt, which dominated the Games with a total of 189 medals, including 101 gold, 46 silver, and 42 bronze medals. South Africa secured the third position on the medals table with 106 medals, followed by Algeria with 114 medals and Tunisia completing the top five.

Looking ahead, the next edition of the African Games is scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt, in 2027, providing another opportunity for African athletes to showcase their talent and compete on the continental stage.

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