7th T&T CYG: Team Nigeria Haul 3 more Gold,  soars to 5th on the medals table

Team Nigeria sprinters fetched three more Gold and Silver medal on Thursday to catapult the country to the 5th spot on the overall medals table of the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games, CYG.
The event has been ongoing in the Port of Spain, the Capital of Trinidad and Tobago.
Samuel Uchenna Ogazi won the 200 meters Gold in an impressive time of 21.22 Seconds Spot
His compatriot, Okon Israel Sunday, who was not so lucky,  missed out on a podium finish and was fourth in a time of 21.95 Secs.
It was,  however,  Gold and Silver in the women’s 200 meters final, with Faith Okwuose who had won the 100 meters Gold on Wednesday, taking the  Gold Medal in a time of 23:36; while Justina Eyakpobeyan got the Silver and finishing second:09 Secs slower.
The quartet featuring Faith and Justina, Samuel and Okon then set a new games record, when winning the 4 x 100 meters mixed relay Gold medal in a time of  42:68 Secs, just ahead of England and host county Trinidad and Tobago, who settled for Silver and Bronze respectively.
Nigeria is currently placed in 5th position on the overall medals table with 6 gold and a 2 silver medal,  one spot adrift of Africa’s best-performing nation, South Africa with 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 7 Bronze medals to place 4th, behind Scotland, who are 3rd with 12 Gold, 11 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.
England occupies the second place with 16 Gold 23 Silver and 10 Bronze medals, while Australia maintains a comfortable lead at the summit with 26 Gold 17 Silver and 21 Bronze medals.
Africa’s third best-performing team at the Games is Kenya, and the East African nation is 6th;  one spot below Nigeria, in the overall medals table; with 5 Gold 4 Silver and no bronze meda.
The Games which began on August  4 ends on August 11,  2023. (www.ckdmedia.ng/NOCPR)

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