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Sports News of Sunday, 7 August 2022


CWG: Watch how Faith Obazuaye celebrated winning Bronze in table tennis

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Para-athlete Faith Obazuaye won Nigeria's first media in Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a victory over England’s Felicity Pickard.

Obazuaye’s 3-1 victory in the Women’s category Classes 6-10 event won her the bronze medal. She defeated Pickard 11-6, 7-11, 6-11, 8-11.

Her victory adds to the medal haul of Team Nigeria.

The team also recorded three more medals in Wrestling, Boxing, and Table Tennis.

Miesinnei Genesis clinched the gold medal in the Women’s Freestyle 50kg event after a victory over Canadian Madison Park.

Genesis had a 3-1 Victory by fall contest as she increased the gold medals won in Wrestling to three.

Ebikewenimo Welson clinched Silver in the Men’s Freestyle 57kg wrestling event. Welson suffered a defeat to Indian Kumar Ravi.

In Boxing, Cynthia Ogunsemilore also won bronze in the Women’s 57kg-60kg Lightweight after defeating Any Sara Broadhurst from Ireland.

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