Chioma Onyekwere and Obiageri Amechi win Gold and Bronze in women’s discus at 2022 Commonwealth games


Chioma Onyekwere has put her name in the history books after winning a gold medal in discus event at the 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham.

The Nigerian athlete threw her season best of 61.70m to claim the first price and becoming the first ever Nigerian to claim Commonwealth games gold in women’s category.

She wasn’t the only Nigerian at the podium as she was joimed by Obiageri Amechi who clinched the bronze cor throwing 56.99m.

Nigeria’s medal hauls have increased to 8 in total.

So far so good – three in total – 3 golds, 1 silver, 4 bronzes

1. Olarinoye Adenike Adijat – 🏅 in the women’s 55kg weightlifting
2. Edidiong Joseph Umoafia –🏅  in men’s 67kg Weightlifting
3. Rafiatu Folashade Lawal – 🥉 in women’s 59kg Weightlifting
4. Islamiyat Adebukola –  🥉 in women’s 64kg weight lifting
5. Taiwo Laidi – 🥈 in women’s 76kg weightlifting
6. Mary Taiwo Osijo –  🥉 in women’s 87kg weightlifting
7. Chioma Onyekwere – 🏅 in women’s discus
8. Obiageri Amechi – 🥉 in women’s discus


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