As the Birmingham 2022 commonwealth games comes to a close, Team Nigeria has dominated other African representatives as they clinch the most medals than the other African teams.
The Commonwealth Games which was hosted in Birmingham from July 28th to August 8th, 2022 saw Nigeria winning 35 medals in total which includes 12 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 14 Bronze Medals. This achievement is the highest number of medals that have been won by the West African team since it started attending the Games.
Team Nigeria’s dominance at the Games will be remembered for Oluwatobiloba Amusan’s record-breaking race at the final of the 100 meters hurdles where she set a new record of 12.30 seconds.
While Nigeria’s representative at the long-jump event was also headlined by Ese Brume who leapt to a 7.00m. The competition was the all-time best record at the Commonwealth Games, a total of five records was set including four Games record and one World record.
South Africa finished in second place among the African representatives winning, 7 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 11 Bronze Medals, Kenya won 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze Medals.Uganda finished in fourth place with 3 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze Medal while Cameroon finished with three medals, which include 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal.