Nigerian women were the stars of the show at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
They not only came prepared, but they also put Nigeria on the world map and broke records in their different categories.
Here is a list of all the 12 gold medals snagged by women.
1. Amusan Oluwatobiloba – 100m Hurdles
On the heels of her record-breaking success at the World Athletics Championships, Tobi Amusan won the 100m hurdles in 12.30 seconds, a Commonwealth games record.
2. Brume Ese – Long Jump
Brume maintained her enviable record of getting a medal in every tournament where she has represented Nigeria. She won gold at the Commonwealth Games with a 7.00m leap.
3. Mercy Genesis Miesinnei (50 kg)
Genesis, 24, moved up to the 50kg weight class after winning gold at the All African Games in 2015.
4. Oborududu Blessing – Wrestling (68kg)
The Olympic silver medalist, 33, successfully defended her gold medal from the Gold Coast Games.
5. Odunayo Adekuoroye – Wrestling (57kg)
Adekuoroye won gold for the second time in the Commonwealth Games to make up for her Olympic disappointment in 2020.
6. Rafiatu Folashade Lawal – Weightlifting (59kg)
Lawal, 25, has four gold medals from international tournaments, beginning with the African Games in Rabat in 2019; the 2021 African and Commonwealth Championships; and now gold at her first Commonwealth Games.
7. Adijat Olarinoye – Weightlifting (55kg)
Olarinoye, 23, followed up her silver at the World Wrestling Championship in Tashkent, with her first Commonwealth Games gold.
8. Folashade Oluwafemiayo – Para Powerlifting (75kg)
Oluwafemiayo, 37, won a gold medal in the Summer Paralympics in 2020. She also has gold medals from the World Championships in 2017, 2019, and 2021.
9. Eucharia Iyiazi – F55-57 Shot Put
At 48, she is Team Nigeria’s oldest member, and she began her gold medal journey at the 2008 Olympic Games. She has bronze medals from the Olympic Games in 2012, 2016, and 2020.
10. Chioma Onyekwere – Shot Put
Onyekwere, 28, was disappointed with her 21st-place finish at the World Championships in Oregon, but she more than made up for it with a gold medal in Birmingham, with a throw of 61.70m. Her career-best throw is 63.30m. The Mechanical Engineer is a triplet.
11. Goodness Nwachukwu – Discus Throw
Nwachukwu, 23, won gold at the Commonwealth Games after winning gold at the 2021 Tunis WPA Grand Prix. She also broke her previous world record of 32.95m by setting a new one of 36.56m.
12. Women’s 4x100m Relay
The quartet of Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha, and Amusan won gold in a new African record of 42.30s.