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Team Nigeria returns home to heroic reception

Second batch of Team Nigerian athletes to the 22nd Commonwealth Games returned to the country Tuesday night with a rousing welcome from supporters club and officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

Over 19 athletes touched down at about 11:30pm at the International Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe  Airport Abuja.

Thrilled by the performance of the athletes, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar showered encomiums on the nation’s Ambassador, describing their feat in Birmingham as spectacular.

“you did us proud and we are grateful that you recorded Nigeria best outing in the history of the Commonwealth Games. We shall still reach out to you for a red carpet reception for you our Ambassadors”

The athletes sparkling in  green white green Nigerian colour, enjoyed sweet tunes from the  supporters club.

Team Nigeria amassed 12 Gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze, a total of 35 medals at the end of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The gold medal haul is the highest at a single Commonwealth Games for Team Nigeria, representing its best performance ever in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

Below is a  complete list of the winners and their sports events.


1.Adijat Adenike Olarinoye (Gold, Women’s 55kg).

2. Edidiong Joseph Umaofia (Bronze, Men’s 67kg).

3. Rafiatu Folashade Lawal (Gold, Women’s 59kg)

4. Islamiyat Yusuf (Bronze, Women’s 64kg).

5. Taiwo Laidi (Silver, Women’s 76kg).

6. Mary Taiwo Osijo (Bronze, Women’s 87kg)


7. Chioma Onyekwere (Gold, Women’s Discus Throw).

8. Obiageri Amaechi (Bronze, Women’s Discus Throw).

9. Favour Ofili (Silver, Women’s 200m).

10. Amusan Tobi (Gold, Women’s 100m Hurdles).

11. Onwuzurike Udodi Chudi, Ashe Favour Oghene Tejiri, Akintola Alaba Olukunle, Ekevwo Raymond (Bronze Medal, Men’s 4 x 100m).

15. Amusan Tobi, Ofili Favour, Chukwuma Rosemary, Nwokocha Nzubechi Grace, Udo Joy Gabriel Chinenye (Gold, Women’s 4 x 100m).

20. Ese Brume (Gold, Women’s Long Jump)


21. Goodness Chiemere Nwachukwu (Gold, Women’s Discus Throw F 42-44/61-64).

22. Eucharia Njideka Iyiazi (Gold, Women’s F55 – 57 Shot Put).

23. Ugochi Constaine Alam (Bronze, Women’s F55 – 57 Shot Put).


24. Alice Folashade Oluwafemiayo (Gold, Women’s Heavyweight).

25. Bose Patricia Omolayo (Silver, Women’s Heavyweight).

26. Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu (Silver, Men’s Heavyweight).

27. Innocent Nnamdi (Bronze, Men’s Lightweight).


28. Adekuoroye Odunayo (Gold, Women’s Freestyle 57kg)

29. Kolawole Esther (Bronze, Women’s Freestyle 62kg).

30. Oborodudu Blessing (Gold, Women’s Freestyle 68kg).

31. Genesis Mercy (Gold, Women’s Freestyle, 50kg).

32. Wilson Ebikewemino (Silver, Men’s Freestyle 57kg).

33. Hannah Reuben (Silver, Women’s Freestyle 76kg).

34. John Ogbonna Emmanuel (Bronze, Men’s Freestyle 74kg).

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35. Ikpeoyi Ifechukwude Christiana (Silver, Women’s Singles Classes 3-5).

36. Sule Nasiru (Silver, Men’s Singles Classes 3-5).

37. Ogunkunle Isau (Bronze, Men’s Singles Classes 3-5).

38. Obazuaye Faith (Bronze, Women’s Singles Classes 6-


39. Onyekwere Ifeanyi (Bronze, Men’s over 92kg Super Heavy


40. Umunnake Jacinta (Bronze, Women’s 75kg).

41. Ogunsemilore Cynthia (Bronze, Women’s over 57kg-60kg, Light Weight).

42. Oshoba Elizabeth (Silver, Over 54kg-57kg, Featherweight).

Reporting by  Ndubueze Chidoka, editing by Daniel Adejo