2022 Commonwealth Games Medal Table Update: Nigeria Surges to the Top of Africa's Standings

2022 Commonwealth Games Medal Table Update: Nigeria Surges to the Top of Africa's Standings

  • On the eve of the final day of competition, the medals tally looks healthy for Team Africa at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Athletics unsurprisingly proved a large reef from which gold, silver and bronze could be mined
  • Nigeria surged past South Africa on the table in the last few days, amid 12 African countries winning 96 medals

Team Africa has enjoyed a late medals surge at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Twelve African nations have won a total of 96 medals with one more day of the games to go. Nigeria moved past South Africa after an impressive showing on the track and field.

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Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha brings Team Nigeria home to gold in the women's 4x100m relay. Image source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Thus far, these two nations along with Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon and Zambia have claimed a gold medal.

Full African medals table:

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Nigeria - G: 11 - S: 8 - B: 14 = 33

South Africa - G: 7 - S: 8 - B: 11 = 26

Kenya - G: 4 - S: 5 - B: 7 = 16

Uganda - G: 3 - S: 0 - B: 2 = 5

Cameroon - G: 1 - S: 1 - B: 1 = 3

Zambia - G: 1 - S: 0 - B: 1 = 2

Mauritius - G: 0 - S: 2 - B: 2 = 4

Tanzania - G: 0 - S: 1 - B: 2 = 3

Gambia - G: 0 - S: 1 - B: 0 = 1

Namibia - G: 0 - S: 0 - B: 4 = 4

Ghana - G: 0 - S: 0 - B: 2 = 2

Botswana - G: 0 - S: 0 - B: 1 = 1

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Mozambique - G: 0 - S: 0 - B: 1 = 1

Commonwealth Games: Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha win gold in women’s 4x100

The quartet of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nwokocha with a time of 42.10s has just won 4x100m relay gold breaking the African Record.

As reported by Sports Brief, this came about an hour after Amusan won the Women's 100m Hurdles ahead of Devyne Charlton who was 2nd in 12.58s, just edging Cindy Sember in 3rd with 12.59s.

In the Women's 4x100m final, she started the race for Nigeria as the ladies perfectly exchanged batons to win in an astonishing fashion.

Source: SportsBrief.com