World champion Tobi Amusan wins Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles gold

Tobi Amusan has won the 100m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games. She did it in a Commonwealth Games record 12.30 seconds. She is also the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend…

Adekuoroye wins Nigeria’s 6th gold

Nigerian wrestling dynamite, Odunayo Adekuoroye, has claimed Nigeria’s sixth gold at the 2022 ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday, The PUNCH reports. Adekuoroye won the gold in the Women’s 57kg Freestyle Wrestling after beating Anshu Malik of India. The…

22nd Commonwealth Games begins in Birmingham with more than 5,000 athletes competing

The 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games gets underway in Birmingham, UK on Thursday with more than 5,000 male and female athletes from 72 nations and territories taking part. They will be competing over the next 11 days in 20…

*Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge: Lagos suspends planned collection of tolling indefinitely (Vanguard)*I don’t know why I stabbed my boss to death, stole his car –Suspect (Punch)

Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge: Lagos suspends planned collection of tolling indefinitely (Vanguard) Lagos State Government, in collaboration with Lekki Concession Company Limited, LCC, has suspended resumption date of toll collection at the Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza indefinitely. Toll collection was…

Tom Daley makes plea for Commonwealth LGBT rights after winning gold (Skynews)

Diver Tom Daley has made a plea for Commonwealth countries to decriminalise homosexuality after winning a gold medal in the 10m synchronised dive. The 23-year-old gay athlete is in Australia’s Gold Coast competing in the Commonwealth Games, a competition between…

Caster Semenya caps her Commonwealth Games with gold double — and two records — after 800m win (Businesslive)

Caster Semenya notched up SA’s 13th gold medal in Gold Coast on Friday the 13th while Brakpan boytjie Martin Erasmus won the country’s first Commonwealth Games wrestling gold in 60 years. Semenya won the 800m in a 1min 56.68sec Games…

Amusan gets Nigeria’s first athletics gold medal at Commonwealth Games

Oluwatobiloba Amusan has won the gold medal in the Women’s 100m hurdles event on Friday at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. She finished the race in 12.68 seconds. Amusan defeated Jamaica’s duo of Danielle Willimas and Yanique…

Cameroon athletes vanish from Commonwealth Games (Guardian)

A total of eight athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon are now missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday. Three weightlifters and two boxers were initially reported to Australian police after not being seen since Tuesday, triggering suspicion…

Gold rush for Team Nigeria as para-powerlifters shine (Guardian)

Prior to the Para-Power lifting event, Team Nigeria had two Silver medals from the Commonwealth games but in the wee hours of Tuesday, Nigeria counts three Gold medals and an extra two Silver medals. Roland Ezurike and Paul Kehinde started…

Commonwealth Games: Police investigating alleged indecent assault of athlete (Abcnews)

Queensland Police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of an indecent assault of an athlete from a team visiting the Commonwealth Games. Mauritius media reported it concerned an official in their nation’s team, and the athlete was allegedly pressured not…

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