Incredible Nwachukwu Goodness Sets New World Record, Wins Commonwealth Gold Medal

Incredible Nwachukwu Goodness Sets New World Record, Wins Commonwealth Gold Medal

  • Nwachukwu Goodness has won another gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
  • Team Nigeria now has four gold medals at the Games, taking their total number of medals to ten so far
  • Nwachukwu broke the world record in the Women’s Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 event not once but twice

Team Nigeria’s Nwachukwu Goodness drew spectacular applause from the fans following her performance inside the Alexander Stadium on Thursday.

The 23-year-old has now secured Nigeria’s fourth gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

She did it in style after breaking the world record in the Women’s Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 event not once but twice.

Nwachukwu Goodness, Commonwealth Games, Team Nigeria
Nwachukwu Goodness wins gold medal for Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games. Photo: Ben Stansall
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Premium Times reports that Goodness was way better than her challengers, setting new records with her first two throws.

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Before now, she held the F42 world record holder with the best mark of 33.35m, but on Thursday, she improved on that distance with her first throw of 34.84m which she further improved upon with a throw of 36.56m.

While the Nigerian could not throw further in her subsequent attempts, she drew thunderous applause from the fans at the Alexander Stadium each time she took her turn.

Rafiatu Lawal won gold in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event after lifting a total of 206kg to set a Commonwealth record for accumulated lifts.

It was also a Commonwealth record in her category as she lifted a staggering 90kg for her first lift.

Furthermore, the sensational weightlifter also set a Commonwealth record in the clean category, lifting 110kg, 115kg and 116kg in all her attempts.

Team Nigeria remains in the tenth position on the overall medal table with 4 gold medals, 1 silver and 5 bronze.

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Meanwhile, Eilish McColgan raced to a surprise 10,000 metres women's victory at the Commonwealth Games to beat Kenyans Irene Cheptai and Sheila Kiprotich.

McColgan ran a wonderful race, almost from gun to tape, to replicate the exploits of her mother, who won the same race at the 1986 edition of the games.

It was heartbreak for Cheptai, who looked destined to beat McColgan with less than 200 metres to go.

But McColgan's long strides helped her outsprint the World Cross country champion, who eventually had to settle for silver.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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