Nigeria wins first medal at Commonwealth Games




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on in Glasgow recorded its first medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games when Nkechi Opara won bronze in women’s weightlifting 48 kg event.

Opara scored 70 in snatch; and 92 in clean and jerk for 162 points.

India’s Sanjita Chanu won gold with 173 points, while her compatriot, Saikhom Mirabai, won silver with 170 points.

result placed joint sixth with South and Zealand who also have one bronze medal each.

England leads the medals table as at 6:00 p.m. on with seven medals, comprising three gold, silver and bronze.

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They had earlier in the day pushed Australia into second place, with India in third place, and Canada and Scotland joint fourth.

The women’s 48 kg event was one of in the weightlifting competition, which was one of many on the first day of competition at the games.

In the other weightlifting event, ’s Rasaq Tanimowo was in line for a gold medal as he was leading the pack in the competition before the final round of lifts.

The 2014 games, which got underway on Wednesday, end on 3 August.

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