All Africa Games: Team Nigeria wins third gold medal

Team Nigeria is gradually finding her rhythm at the on-going 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville as the country on Thursday afternoon clinched her third gold medal at the games.

The latest gold medal for Nigeria is from cycling where the quartet of Glory Odiase, Gripa Tombrapa, Happiness Okafor and Rosemary Marcus came tops.

The resolute Nigerian ladies finished the 25km race in a time of 37.11 secs ahead of Team South Africa’s time who posted a time37.15 sec thus clinching the gold medal.

Team South Africa women’s cyclists settled for the silver while Ethiopia could only secure the bronze medal.

In the men’s Team Time Trial event, Team Nigeria’s quartet of Eyo Effiong, Ajibade Quadri, Innocent Emmanuel and Khalis Izebe, finished a distant ninth.

The cycling event continues on Friday with the event expected to end on Saturday.

Team Nigeria’s first set of gold medals came on Tuesday in the weightlifting event where Onuah Elizabeth won the two gold medals in clean and jack and snatch before settling for bronze in 48kg category.

Also, competing in the 56kg category, Razak Tanimowo swelled Nigeria’s medals haul with two silver medals.


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