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Galadima, Amusan Win 7th, 8th Gold For Nigeria

The duo of Suwaibidu Galadima and Tobi Amusan has won additional two gold medals in Para-athletics and women 100m hurdles respectively at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Galadima dominated from start to finish, emerging winner in 11.04s to finish ahead of England’s James Arnott (11.30s) and Tevaughn Thomas of Jamaica who returned a time of 11.63s.

The Nigerian sprinter had pulled a hamstring immediately after the race but his effort paid off.

While, Tobi Amusan upstaged Jamaica’s Danielle Williams, to win the women’s 100m Hurdles with a season’s best of 12.68s.

The Jamaican ended up in 2nd place in a time of 12.78s as her teammate Yanique Thompson took the bronze in 12.97s.

Elsewhere, Millicent Agboegbulem brought her Commonwealth Games campaign to a close with a bronze medal in the women’s 75kg class in boxing after losing 5-0 to Australia’s Caitlin Parker in semi-final one on Friday morning.

She was also joined by Yetunde Odunuga who lost 4-1 (win by points) to England’s Paige Murney in the women’s 60kg semi-final two earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has moved to the 8th place on the medal table with 18 medals, 8 gold, 5 silver, and 5 bronze.


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