Commonwealth Games 2018: Ezuruike, Nwosu win Powerlifting Gold as Team Nigeria moves up Medals table

Commonwealth Games 2018: Ezuruike, Nwosu win Powerlifting Gold as Team Nigeria moves up Medals table

GOLD RUSH!  Team Nigeria are booming in greatness as Rio 2016 GOLD medallist, Ndidi Nwosu, dominated the women’s Heavyweight category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Nwosu powered herself to the podium after winning the Gold Medal in a very comfortable atmosphere without any fear from fellow competing athletes.

Meanwhile, Roland Ezuruike claimed another GOLD medal of the Games for Nigeria while competing in the men’s Para Powerlifting Lightweight event on Tuesday.


The Rio 2016 GOLD medallist inspired a 1-2 for Nigeria in his category where he successfully lifted 188kg and 194kg respectively, amassing a total of 224.3 points to dominate the event.

Ezeruike improved on his Glasgow 2014 performance where he finished with a Silver medal in the in the men’s 72kg event.

In a related development, Paul Kehinde, who won GOLD in the men’s 72kg event four years ago in Glasgow, had to settle for Silver this time around with 219.9 points.Commonwealth

Nigeria has since moved up the Medals table in 10th position as at the time of this publication.

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