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Team Nigeria Finish 9th In Commonwealth Games


Team Nigeria finished in the 9th position in the final medal standings nine gold, nine silver and six bronze medals (24 medals) as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games ends in Australia.
It was however a step down for Team Nigeria who finished eighth at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games with 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Aruna Quadri won Team Nigeria’s last medal at the 2018 Games, a silver in the men’s  table tennis singles event, losing to Ning Gao from Singapore on Sunday morning.
South Africa was the highest placed African team as they finished in the sixth position with 13 gold, 11 silver, 13 bronze medals. Kenya were 14th with four gold, seven silver, six bronze, Uganda 15th with three gold, one silver, two bronze, Botswana occupied the 16th position on three gold, one silver, one bronze and Namibia with two gold ended in the 19th position.
Cameroon who had one silver and two bronze finished in the 32nd position, Mauritius were in joint-34th position with one silver while Ghana and Seychelles who only won one bronze, were joint-39th in the medal table.
Hosts Australia, were the overall winners at this year’s games after amassing 80 gold, 59 silver, 59 bronze to bring their medals total to 198.
England who were champions at the 2014 edition, came second with 45 gold, 45 silver, 46 bronze, India clinched third spot with 26 gold, 20 silver, 20 bronze.
Canada came fourth with 15 gold, 40 silver, 27 bronze and New Zealand finished fifth after securing 15 gold, 16 silver and 15 bronze medals.
The next edition of the Commonwealth Games in 2022, will be hosted in Birmingham, England, from July 27 to August 7.

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