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2022 CWG: Nnamdi wins bronze in para-powerlifting



 2022 CWG Nnamdi wins bronze in para powerlifting
2022 CWG: Nnamdi wins bronze in para-powerlifting

1 Nigeria’s captain to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Innocent Nnamdi, on Thursday won a bronze medal in the men’s lightweight para-powerlifting event.

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2 Nnamdi’s successful lift of 190kg for a total points of 132.5 was not enough to secure gold medal.

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3 Malaysia’s Bonnie Gustin scored 154.6 points to win the gold medal and set a new Games record.

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4 The silver medal went to Mark Swan from England with 145.5 points, leaving Nnamdi in third place.

5 Another Nigerian, Thomas Kure, finished fourth with the same points total as Nnamdi, but he recorded a lift of 180kg.

6 In the final of the women’s event, Nigeria’s duo of Onyinyechi Mark and Latifat Tijani were disqualified.

7 The News Agency of Nigeria could however not get the reason for their disqualification.

8 However, a Team Nigeria official at the Games who asked for anonymity told NAN that an appeal has been sent to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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10 NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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