Friday, 11 September 2015

AAG:Nine Gold For Team Nigeria

Team Nigeria has garnered 39 medals at the ongoing 11th All Africa Games in Brazzaville.Nine gold,eight gold from Weightlifting while Cycling produced one gold.Silver is 15 and a total of fifteen bronze medals.

Wednesday, September 9th, athletes in the weightlifting event won three gold, seven silver and five bronze medals to increase Nigeria’s medal tally. In the 58kg women event, Onyeka Azike won gold, silver and bronze medals; Adesanmi Victoria won two gold medals and one silver in 63kg, while Oginnia Ademola John won three bronze medals in the 69kg male event.
Also competing in the men event are Ayenuwa Yinka with three silver medals in the 69kg and Seldummam Dumdickson, who also won two silver medals and a bronze in the 77kg. In Badminton, Nigeria won one silver and four bronze medals. Grace Gabriel won Silver in the women’s singles while Krobako Clement emerged third in the men’s singles to bag a bronze. In men’s doubles, the pair of Jimkam Bulus and Fagbemi Ola won a bronze as well as the pair of Abah Enejo and Makanju also won bronze medal. In the women doubles, the pair of Grace Gabriel and Maria Fagbemi also won a bronze medal.
 In the Beach Volleyball group stages competition for men, Nigeria shared points with Mozambique by playing 1 – 1, while in the female category, Nigeria beat Sierra Leone 2-0. Football group stage for men, Nigeria defeated Ghana 2 nil. Nigeria also beat Tanzania 3 nil in the women event.
However, Nigeria lost to Egypt 1-3 in the men’s Volleyball tournament. In Swimming 100 metres breaststroke heat for women, Nigeria could not qualify for finals when the athletes finished in the 6th position with a time of 1:31.32 seconds and overall 10th position.
 In Boxing, Oluwafemi Oyeleye of Nigeria qualified for the quarterfinals when he beat his Kenyan opponent in the 69kg welterweight division with a split decision of 2-1. Ekele Danwoko lost to his Ugandan opponent in the 81kg Light Heavyweight quarterfinals stage with a 1-2 split decision in favour of the Ugandan. Nigeria’s Yusuf Yinka also lost to his Angolan opponent 1-2 in the round of 16. While Nigeria’s Efe Tobor Apochi defeated Pembouabeka Laury of Congo by technical knockout in round two of 91kg Heavyweight preliminaries.

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