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Nigeria’s Iyiazi wins gold, sets new record

By Samuel Ifetoye, Birmingham
07 August 2022   |   4:12 am
Team Nigeria recorded more medals yesterday at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as the duo of Eucharia Iyiazi and Ugochi Alam won gold and bronze respectively in the women’s F55-57 Shot Put final.

Iyiazi celebrates after clinching the gold medal….yesterday<br />

• Alam Grabs Bronze In Women’s F55-57 Shot Put
Team Nigeria recorded more medals yesterday at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as the duo of Eucharia Iyiazi and Ugochi Alam won gold and bronze respectively in the women’s F55-57 Shot Put final.

Iyiazi, threw a new Commonwealth Games record of 10.03meters to win the gold medal for Nigeria.

Iyiazi competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China, where she won a gold medal in both the women’s Shot Putt F57/F58 event and the women’s Discus throw F57/F58 event.

At the Beijing Paralympics, Iyiazi set the world and Paralympic record for the F58 class in shot put and discus.

On her part, Alam got the Bronze with a throw of 9.30m to make it first and third for Team Nigeria. The silver medal went to Cameroun’s Arlette Fokoa.

The pair of Esther Isa and Temitope Adeshina competed in the women’s High Jump final, finishing ninth and 10th respectively.

Both athletes jumped an identical height of 1.81meters, which was not good enough for a podium finish.

The gold medal won by Eucharia Iyiazi yesterday moved Team Nigeria up to seventh place in the medal standings with eight gold, three silver and seven bronze.