Glassgow 2014 C/W Games: Team Nigeria Rakes in 9 medals, ranked 11th on medals table

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Team Nigeria has garnered nine medals to lace 11th on the overall medals table at the ongoing 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Nigeria’ which is now the second best African team at the quadrennial sports event behind South Africa, has two gold, four silver and three bronze medals.

The latest medal haul was in the men’s team table tennis where the trio of Segun Toriola, Ojo Onaolapo and Qadri Haruna came back from Sunday’s semi-final loss to Singapore to clinch the men’s team table tennis bronze at the Games.

Nigeria completed a 3-1 overall victory over India in the best of five third-place match at Scotstoun Campus yesterday.

Toriola, 39, fresh from last night’s stunning defensive display against Ning Gao of Singapore, dominated Sharath Kamal Achanta three games to love in the opening singles match before Quadri, 25, doubled the advantage with a 3-1 humbling of Harmeet Rajuul Desai.

The pair of 19-year-old Onoalapo and Toriola kept the national table tennis team in momentum, edging Anthony Arputharaj and Dejal 3-2 in the best of five doubles.

The Akure-born teenager then sealed bronze with another 3-1 performance over the returning Kamal Achanta.

Also in the athletics para-sport event, Richard Okigbazi claimed Nigeria’s third bronze in the Men’s F42/44 Discus Throw.

Okigbazi covered his best distance of 39.38m in second attempt to rank behind winner England’s Dan Greaves, who threw a best of 59.21m in the third round, and Team Wales’ captain Aled Davies, who peaked in the second round at a distance of 46.83m.

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