Nigeria has secured not just a medal but gold in the Commonwealth Games Women’s Discus event for the first time in history.
African champion, Chioma Onyekwere was the history maker on Tuesday night at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham as her Season’s Best throw of 61.70m was good enough to earn her the top spot.
Though she was ranked second among the throwers on parade ahead of the final, Onyekwere proved the bookmakers wrong; beating the fans’ favourite to the gold medal.
Aside from Onyekwere’s gold, the current national champion, Obiageri Amaechi, also got on the podium, clinching the bronze medal in this event.
The two medals won on Tuesday night are the first set of medals Nigeria will win in Athletics at the ongoing Games in Birmingham.
It is expected that more medals will be raked in on Day 2 of the Athletics event, with so many finals lined up for Wednesday.