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African Games 2023: Team Nigeria Moves Up On Medal Table

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Six late Gold medals on Monday from Rofiat Lawal and Adijat Olarinoye in women’s weightlifting moved Nigeria above Algeria and South Africa on the Medal Table at the ongoing 13th African Games in Accra Ghana.

Adijat and Rofiat delivered three gold each in the 55kg and 59kg events, respectively, to take Nigeria’s gold medal haul to 16 on Monday.

Earlier, another debutant weightlifter, Joseph Edidiong Umoafia, won 3 Gold in the Men’s 67kg event.

Nigeria is currently ranked second on the medals table with a total of 41 medals (16 Gold, 10 Silver, and 15 Bronze) from five disciplines at the

Egypt leads the medals standing with a total of 84 medals (47 Gold, 19 Silver, and 18 Bronze). Algeria dropped to the third spot with a total of 55 medals (15 Gold, 20 Silver, and 20 Bronze).

Find below a list of Team Nigeria medalists at the 13th African Games as of March 11, 2023.

BADMINTON, 6 Medals (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze)

Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori (Gold in Men’s Singles)

Godwin Olofua (Silver in Men’s Singles)

Victor Ikechukwu (Bronze in Men’s Singles)

Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori and Godwin Olofua (Silver in Men’s Double)

Dorcas Adesokan (Bronze in Women’s Singles)

Sofiat Obanisola and Dorcas Adesokan (Bronze in Women’s Doubles)


CHESS, 3 Medals (3 Bronze)

Peace Samson (Bronze in Women’s Rapid Individual)

Peace Samson (Bronze in Women’s Blitz Rapid Individual)

Bomo Lovet kigigha and Peace Samson (Bronze in Mixed Team Blizt)


CYCLING, 1 Medal (1 Bronze)

Ese Lovina Ukpeseraye (Bronze in Women’s Road race)

TABLE TENNIS, 6 MEDALS (3 Silver, 3 Bronze)

Aruna Quadri (Silver in Men’s Singles)

Team Nigeria (Silver in Mens Team)

Team Nigeria (Silver in Women’s Team)

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Offiong Edem (Bronze in Women’s Singles)

Team Nigeria (Bronze in Men’s Doubles)

Team Nigeria (Bronze in Women’s Double).


WEIGHTLIFTING, 14 MEDALS (9 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze)

Edidiong Umoafia (Gold in Men’s 67kg TOTAL)

Edidiong Umoafia (Gold in Men’s 67kg SNATCH)

Edidiong Umoafia (Gold in Men’s 67kg CLEAN & JERK)

Rofiat Lawal (Gold in Women’s 59KG TOTAL)

Rofiat Lawal (Gold in Women’s 59KG SNATCH)

Rofiat Lawal (Gold in Women’s 59KG CLEAN & JERK)

Adijat Olarinoye (Gold in Women’s 55kg TOTAL)

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Adijat Olarinoye (Gold in Women’s 55kg SNATCH)

Adijat Olarinoye (Gold in Women’s 55kg CLEAN & JERK)

Favour Agboro (Silver in Men’s 61kg TOTAL)

Favour Agboro (Silver in Men’s 61kg CLEAN & JERK)

Favour Agboro (Bronze in Men’s 61kg SNATCH)

King Kalu (Bronze in Men’s 55kg TOTAL)

King Kalu (Bronze in Men’s 55kg CLEAN & JERK)


WRESTLING, 11 MEDALS (6 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze)

Mercy Genesis (Gold in Women’s Freestyle 50kg)

Christianah Ogunsanya (Gold in Women’s Freestyle 53kg)

Odunayo Adekuoroye (Gold in Women’s Freestyle 57kg)

Esther Kolawole (Gold in Women’s Freestyle 62kg)

Blessing Oborududu (Gold in Women’s Freestyle 68kg)

Hannah Reuben (Gold in Women’s Freestyle 76kg)

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Simeon Enozunimi (Silver in Men’s Freestyle 57kg)

Izolo Stephen Simon (Silver in Men’s Freestyle 65kg)

Mutuwa Aston Adeyemi-Amin (Silver in Men’s Freestyle 125kg)

Onovwiomogbohwo Harrison (Bronze in Men’s Freestyle 86kg)

Nworie Emmanuel (Bronze in Men’s Greco-Roman 77kg).

Written by: Godstime Egelege-Idama

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