Nigeria Women’s Para Discus thrower, Goodness Chiemerie Nwanchukwu on Thursday set a new World record and broke it with two massive throws.
She threw 34.84 to set a new World Record and broke her own Record (World Record) she achieved on March 20, 2022 in South Africa, when she threw 33.35. In her third throw, she threw 36.56m to set a new World record.
In Para powerlifting, Nnamdi Innocent won a bronze medal for Team Nigeria.
Innocent lad a total point of 132.5 in the final of the Men’s Lightweight after his three attempts while Malaysia’s Bonnie Gustin claimed the gold medal after finishing first with a total of 154.6 points, a new Commonwealth Games record and Mark Swan from England finished in the second position with 145.5 points.
Nigeria’s Thomas Kure finished in the fourth position, the same number of points as his fellow countryman.
Innocent’s bronze medal on Thursday means Team Nigeria now has a total of nine medals – four gold, one silver and five bronze medals.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s stranglehold on Para powerlifting events at the Commonwealth Games ended in stunning fashion here, when Paralympic gold medallist Latifat Tijani and Onyinyechi Gift Mark were disqualified from the women’s lightweight competition due to a late arrival to a kit check.
The pair were disqualified before the start of competition after arriving 25 minutes late to a kit check, and they appeared visibly distraught on footage of the event.
“Two athletes from Nigeria team were disqualified due to non-compliance to Technical Rules 17.1.4 ‘athletes does not present out to the kit check in the scheduled time and/or with a form of identification, they will be disqualified (DSQ)’,” a statement from the technical delegate read.