Commonwealth Games: Iyayi breaks tournament record in Shot Put

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Team Nigeria has added two medals to the nation’s collection at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Eucharia Iyayi set a new Commonwealth record in the F55-57 Shot Put Para event to clinch gold. Iyayi set the record with a 10.03m throw while her Nigerian counterpart, Ugochi Alam, also won bronze in the category after a 9.30m throw.

In athletics, Team Nigeria has reached the final of the 4x400m in both the male and female categories.

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In the male category, Nigeria finished top of the heat with a time of 38.85 seconds while the female team finished their race in 42.57 seconds.

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Meanwhile, Odunayo Adekuoroye’s sister, Mercy, would have to compete for silver, after she fell to defeat, to Indian Vinesh Phogat.