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Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

Nigeria moves to 3rd position on medals table

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Team Nigeria is currently in 3rd position at the on-going African Games in Morocco. Nigeria has a total of 51 medals consisting of 16 gold, 15 silver and 20 bronze, as the time of this report.
Nigeria’s Kalu King won gold in the men’s 55kg weightlifting event, the female basketball 3×3 got Nigeria third gold medal while the badminton Mixed Team won the country’s fourth gold medal.
Nigeria won four silver in weightlifting and two in table tennis while Taekwondo won five bronze medals, another four bronze medal in weightlifting, one each in table tennis mixed double and male basketball 3×3.
In the men’s volleyball event, Nigeria came back from behind to beat Cape Verde 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-23) in a keenly contested match.
Nigeria male national handball team beat Bukina Faso 25-19 to record their first win at the African Games, while the female team lost 29-23 against Congo

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