- Team Nigeria finished at the top of the African medals standings at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
- As expected, Team Australia dominated the entire competition with the most golds as well as an overall medals haul
- Teams South Africa and Kenya came in behind the Nigerians in second and third place as far as the continent's representatives were concerned
Team Nigeria was Africa's most successful representative at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
They finished with the most gold medals on 12, and a combined haul of 35. This placed Nigeria in seventh place overall at the Games.
Team South Africa came in second as far as the continent's teams were concerned, claiming nine gold medals as part of a 27-medal effort. Unsurprisingly, Team Australia finished at the top of the entire standings, raking in 178 medals, with 67 gold medals included.
The full standings can be found here.
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Full African medals table:
Nigeria - G: 12 - S: 9 - B: 14 = 35
South Africa - G: 7 - S: 9 - B: 11 = 27
Kenya - G: 6 - S: 5 - B: 10 = 21
Uganda - G: 3 - S: 0 - B: 2 = 5
Cameroon - G: 1 - S: 1 - B: 1 = 3
Zambia - G: 1 - S: 1 - B: 1 = 3
Mauritius - G: 0 - S: 3 - B: 2 = 5
Ghana - G: 0 - S: 2 - B: 3 = 5
Mozambique - G: 0 - S: 2 - B: 1 = 3
Tanzania - G: 0 - S: 1 - B: 2 = 3
Botswana - G: 0 - S: 1 - B: 1 = 2
Gambia - G: 0 - S: 1 - B: 0 = 1
Namibia - G: 0 - S: 0 - B: 4 = 4
Commonwealth Games: Incredible Ese Brume sets new record to win gold in women’s long jump
Nigerian athlete Ese Brume has clinched the gold medal in the Women’s Long Jump event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
As reported by Sports Brief, having made a no jump in her first attempt, Brume bounced back in her second to jump 6.99m to take the lead in the final and set a new Games record.
In her subsequent attempts, she had 6.81m, 6.99m, and 6.96m and none of her opponents could match or surpass her, thereby securing gold with a jump to spare.
Source: Sports Brief News