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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria Clinches 9th Position, Grabs 24 Medals

Nigeria finished the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia with a total medal tally of 24 to place 9th position with 9 Gold, 9 Silver and 6 Bronze.

It is the second in Africa behind South Africa which placed 6th, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze.

Host nation, Australia topped the medal table with 80 gold, 59 silver and 59 bronze (total 198) followed by England with 45 gold, 45 silver and 46 bronze, a total tally of 136 medals. India came third, with 26 gold 26 silver and 20 bronze (total 66).

A good 28 nations did not win any medal. They include Belize, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sierra Leone.

On the last day, Nigeria’s table tennis player Aruna Quadri settled  for silver medal on the final day of Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Singapore’s Gao Ning, who suffered shattering defeats in the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games, beat Aruna 11-7 11-8 5-11 3-11 11-9 11-5 in the men’s singles final to collect his second table tennis gold of the day. Gao said “it was one of those matches where sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. It could have gone either way. Today, I felt very calm.

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“Twice I’ve been the runner up, now the winner but at the Commonwealth Games , I’ve won men’s team and men’s doubles gold medals… I’m happy to win, I just did my best.”

Gao and his team mate Yu Mengyu claimed the mixed doubles gold earlier in the day.