Nigeria finishes 8th with 11 gold in Commonwealth Games




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Nigeria finishes 8th with 11 gold in Commonwealth GamesAt the end of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Team has finished in eighth position, winning 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals.
Sports Minister, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, has praised Blessing Okagbare, who the country’s star of the championship and other athletes for representing the country well.
Okagbare clinched a sprint double in the 100m and 200m, becoming the 11th woman ever to accomplish the feat and the first Nigerian. She only denied a treble by the Jamaican quartet in the women’s 4X100m .
Danagogo said: “Okagbare has shown that determination you can achieve your dream in whatever endeavour you set out for yourself. She has been consistent over the years and has remained focused despite missing the ultimate medal in some competitions before now.”[eap_ad_2]
“I to congratulate the other medalists for their effort and hope that they will on their successes in Glasgow for future competitions especially as we begin preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games.”
The Minister however expressed his disappointment after 16-year- Chika Amalaha, stripped of her gold medal for failing a doping test. “My heart bleeds for this 16-year- girl,” he said. “She looks too innocent to commit such an offence. She is naive. We must to the root of this. The coaches and our anti-doping have questions to answer. Why didn’t they do their before coming here to disgrace ?
’s disappointing that we have highly placed anti-doping who did do their . is embarrassing and severe punishments will be meted out to those either for their involvement or negligence, as a deterrent.” (supersport.com)[eap_ad_3]