By: Gyang Dakwo
Eucharia Njideka Iyiazi has claimed a gold medal in the women’s F55-57 shot put at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Iyiazi claimed Nigeria’s eighth gold medal with a throw of 10.03 meters at the Alexander Stadium on Saturday morning.
Her throw which is a record at the tournament is also her season-best performance.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist’s first two attempts did not count as they were no throws.
Iyiazi’s third and fourth attempts saw her with 9.54m and 9.65m throws while her fifth — which turned out to be the highest — won her the gold medal.
Mawe Fokoa Arlette of Cameroon finished second behind the Nigerian with a throw of 9.38m
Iyiazi’s compatriot Ugochi Constance Alam clinched the bronze with a throw of 9.30m.
With the two medals, Nigeria has now claimed a total of 18 medals — eight gold, three silver, and seven bronze — at the games.