Staff Nigeria wins second medal, qualifies for desk tennis semi-final

Issues are step by step wanting good for Staff Nigeria on the ongoing Commonwealth Video games at Birmingham as extra medals have began trickling in for the nation’s contingent.

After Saturday’s maiden gold medal within the girls’s weightlifting occasion by Olarinoye Adijat, Nigeria secured one other podium end on Sunday as Edidiong Joseph Umoafia snatched the bronze medal within the males’s weightlifting 67 kg class.

Umoafia lifted a mixed 290 kg (Snatch, Clear & Jerk) to get on the rostrum.

However whereas Nigeria has only one gold and a bronze medal within the weightlifting occasion to this point, India is dictating the tempo as Jeremy Lalrinnunga claimed the nation’s fifth Weightlifting medal of Birmingham 2022 with gold within the males’s 67kg on Sunday

Lalrinnunga did not simply win the gold, he did it in type; breaking two video games information on his option to victory.

The 19-year-old, who additionally received the Commonwealth Championship title in the identical weight in Tashkent final yr, lifted a document 140kg within the snatch earlier than an additional 160kg within the clear and jerk to set a Commonwealth goal of 300kg.

Glasgow 2014 bronze medalist Vaipava Ioane of Samoa secured silver after lifting a Video games document 166kg within the clear and jerk

In the meantime, the prospect of a medal within the males’s desk tennis occasion can also be wanting good for Nigeria following their qualification for the semi-final.

Led by Quadri Aruna, the Nigerian crew edged Malaysia 3-2 within the doubles and singles to advance into the final 4.

The tie kicked off with the doubles with Javen Choong and Qi Shen beating Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo 3-1 (6-11, 12-10, 12-10,11-7).


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Aruna then bought Nigeria again on observe as he defeated Chee Feng Leong 3-1 (9 -11,11 – 6,5 -11, 5-11) within the first singles tie.

Malaysia went 2-1 forward because of Qi Shen Wong who thrashed Bode Biodun 3-0 (12 -10, 14 -12, 11-5).

The Nigerian crew leveled up once more by Omotayo with a 3-1 win ( 8-11, 11-9, 7-11, 6-11) Chee Feng Leong within the third singles.

And within the decider, Aruna overcame Javen Choong 3-1 (11-7, 8-11, 5-11, Sept. 11) to assist Nigeria into the semis.

Nigeria will now face both India or Pakistan in Monday’s semi-final.


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