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#2022CWG: Genesis Wins Gold As Welson Settles For Silver In Wrestling

#2022CWG: Genesis Wins Gold As Welson Settles For Silver In Wrestling

Miesinnei Genesis won yet another gold medal for Team Nigeria after defeating Canada’s Madison Parks, to win women’s wrestling freestyle 50kg at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Genesis recorded a 3-1 (Victory by fall) to easily win the contest to make it three gold medals for Nigeria from wrestling.

In 2019, Genesis won the silver medal in the women’s 50kg beach wrestling event at the 2019 World Beach Games held in Doha, Qatar.

She was stripped of her medal in February 2021 due to anti-doping rule violations.

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In 2020, Genesis won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 50 kg event at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships.

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In the men’s event at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Ebikewenimo Welson won silver medal in freestyle 57kg after losing to India’s Kumar Ravi.

And Faith Obazuaye won Nigeria’s first medal from the Table Tennis event at this year’s games.

Obazuaye clinched bronze in women’s singles classes 6-10 3rd place match, after defeating Felicity Pickard 3-1 (11-6, 7-11, 6-11, 8-11) to finish on the podium.

Team Nigeria is now placed sixth in the medal standings with nine gold, four silver and 11 bronze.

Also they are the highest placed African team in the medal standings with South Africa in eight position.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 9
  • MONKEY POST 2 weeks ago

    Keep going GUYS untill WE get to NO 1 or at least NO 3 on the MEDAL TABLE

     
    • Footballfanatic 2 weeks ago

      We are already maxed out on the remaining competitions that can be participated in due the low number of contingents/Athletes…. The only medal hopeful left is the 100 meters hurdles… I think 5th is the max we can get to if other nations don’t overtake us…We are currently 6th and the games come to an end on monday

       
  • Obest 2 weeks ago

    keep going team Nigeria while your noisy neighbours keep searching and dreaming of a black shit bronze.You made the likes of self made shit silent. Hahaha.

     
  • Yinkus 2 weeks ago

    @obset Ghana just won bronze in men’s 200m. At least they have won something now.

     
  • Sunnyb 2 weeks ago

    Who the people selecting these track and field athletes, especially our men, these guys are lazy, running las if they’re  wearing oversized spikes, most of them looks like weightlifters, Ghana beating them in 100 and 200 meters. These guys can’t be the best Nigeria has to offer:

     
  • Yinkus 2 weeks ago

    @sunnyb I tot I was the only one that saw this. One even drop out of the race in 400meters just in middle of the race.

    Those guys are running like a lazy guy. I was supprise when men came first in 4x 100 meters heat that qualifies them for final this afternoon.

     
    • Chima E Samuels 2 weeks ago

      They’re not well fed or catered for so the energy level is low for most of them including the Udo of a girl that has good starts but ends the race abrupt. The ones who won something would have done better with a decent welfare. Tobi Amusan is the only athlete with a professional package that is why she’ll not be affected by government can still do more to assist her.

       
  • Yeah they are not there yet.These are young Nigerians schooling abroad. From Ofili, Usoro,Imabong, Chukwuma, Nwokocha, Brume, Ashe, Nathaniel etc.Including Udodi who was born in America and others in field events too, are all Nigeria born students and are quite young. God willing check them out in the next Olympics.They are freshers in their various colleges and within 6 to 8 months have started making waves in NCAA.So they are big prospects for Nigeria. Don’t forget they competed too in the just concluded world athletics championship in Oregon USA, two big stages within a short period.
    I am very excited seeing these new crop of young athletics in our fold.This was how Amusan started and today she is a world champion.Lets put them in our prayers, I know they will give us cause to celebrate in due time soon.