The 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham, UK, came to an end on Sunday, August 7. Team Nigeria amassed 12 gold, nine silver, and 14 bronze medals, bringing the total number of medals won at the competition to 35.
Nigerian competitors broke numerous records at the games; medals were won in an unprecedented rush, especially on the last day of the event. Amazingly, female competitors who dominated Birmingham’s tracks and gymnasiums and etched their names in the competition’s history took home all of the gold medals.
In the women’s 100-meter hurdles final, Tobi Amusan sprinted to the finish line in 12.30 seconds to create a Commonwealth Games record. Ese Brume set a record in the long jump with a leap of 7 metres. The team of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nwokocha effortlessly won the women’s 4 x 100-metre race while also setting a new African record with a time of 42.10 seconds.
Nigeria went to the competition with 93 athletes and participated in 7 sporting categories, which had 41 men and 52 women as the Nigerian contingent.
The following is a list of the number of athletes who competed in each event or discipline during the Games.
Below is the complete list of winners and the various sporting events and categories in which they participated for Team Nigeria at the just concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games.
- Chioma Onyekwere (Gold, Women’s Discus Throw).
- Obiageri Amaechi (Bronze, Women’s Discus Throw).
- Favour Ofili (Silver, Women’s 200m).
- Tobi Amusan (Gold, Women’s 100m Hurdles).
- Onwuzurike Udodi Chudi, Ashe Favour Oghene Tejiri, Akintola Alaba Olukunle, Ekevwo Raymond (Bronze Medal, Men’s 4 x 100m).
- Tobi Amusan, Ofili Favour, Chukwuma Rosemary, Nwokocha Nzubechi Grace, Udo Joy Gabriel Chinenye (Gold, Women’s 4 x 100m).
- Ese Brume (Gold, Women’s Long Jump)
- Onyekwere Ifeanyi (Bronze, Men’s over 92kg Super Heavy
- Umunnake Jacinta (Bronze, Women’s 75kg).
- Ogunsemilore Cynthia (Bronze, Women’s over 57kg-60kg, Light Weight).
- Oshoba Elizabeth (Silver, Over 54kg–57kg, Featherweight).
No medal was won at the Judo Games event.
- Goodness Chiemere Nwachukwu (Gold, Women’s Discus Throw F 42-44/61-64).
- Eucharia Njideka Iyiazi (Gold, Women’s F55 – 57 Shot Put).
- Ugochi Constantine Alam (Bronze, Women’s F55 – 57 Shot Put).
- Alice Folashade Oluwafemiayo (Gold, Women’s Heavyweight).
- Bose Patricia Omolayo (Silver, Women’s Heavyweight).
- Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu (Silver, Men’s Heavyweight).
- Innocent Nnamdi (Bronze, Men’s Lightweight).
- Ikpeoyi Ifechukwude Christiana (Silver, Women’s Singles Classes 3-5).
- Sule Nasiru (Silver, Men’s Singles Classes 3-5).
- Ogunkunle Isau (Bronze, Men’s Singles Classes 3-5).
- Obazuaye Faith (Bronze, Women’s Singles Classes 6–10)
- Adijat Adenike Olarinoye (Gold, Women’s 55kg).
- Edidiong Joseph Umaofia (Bronze, Men’s 67kg).
- Rafiatu Folashade Lawal (Gold, Women’s 59kg)
- Islamiyat Yusuf (Bronze, Women’s 64kg).
- Taiwo Laidi (Silver, Women’s 76kg).
- Mary Taiwo Osijo (Bronze, Women’s 87kg)
- Adekuoroye Odunayo (Gold, Women’s Freestyle 57kg)
- Kolawole Esther (Bronze, Women’s Freestyle 62kg).
- Oborodudu Blessing (Gold, Women’s Freestyle 68kg).
- Genesis Mercy (Gold, Women’s Freestyle, 50kg).
- Wilson Ebikewemino (Silver, Men’s Freestyle 57kg).
- Hannah Reuben (Silver, Women’s Freestyle 76kg).
- John Ogbonna Emmanuel (Bronze, Men’s Freestyle 74kg).