Team Nigeria into double gold figures as Amusan helps lift two more track and field medals

NIGERIA has now gone into double gold figures in the ongoing Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham after an impressive morning on the tracks today led by world champion Tobi Amusan who brought home two gold medals.


After this morning's heroics, Team Nigeria now has 11 gold, eight silver and 14 bronze medals and is sitting sixth in the table just behind India. World record holder Amusan clinched the goals in the women's 100 metres hurdles with a tournament record of 10.30 seconds and she also got the women's 4x100 relax team off as they beat England and Jamaica to gold.


In the relays, the men's team won bronze behind England and Trinidad & Tobago, rounding off a good morning for Nigeria. With a lot more medals to be determined between today and tomorrow, Team Nigeria has India and New Zealand fifth and fourth positions in its sights, who are on 16 and 17 hold medals respectively.


With a few more gold medals up for grabs in athletics, boxing and table tennis, Nigeria will be looking to finish the Birmingham games with their highest number of gold medals ever. At the 2018, 2014 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, Nigeria went home with nine, 11 and 11 gold medals.


If Nigeria wins just one more gold medal in Birmingham, it will be the country's best ever Commonwealth Games. Later today, World Athletics Championship long jump silver medallist Ese Brume will be in action and should she win gold, it will create history as Nigeria will go home with 12 gold medals for the first time ever.