Team Nigeria Grab 36 Medals As Commonwealth Games End

Team Nigeria grabbed a total of 36 medals to place 2nd best team in Africa and 8th overall at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which ended on Sunday.
Nigeria ended the games winning 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals to finish in the 8th position on the overall medals table at the Games.
Of the medals, African fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare won two gold medals in both the 100m and 200m female finals, and capped her historic performance with a silver medal in the long jump event.
South Africa finished as the best African team with 13 gold, 10 silver and 17 bronze (40) medals to place 7th on overall table, while Kenya won 25 medals and finished as Africa’s 3rd best team and 9th overall with 10 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze medals.
Glasgow 2014 has been hailed as “the standout Games in the history of the movement” by Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper.
After 11 days of action across 17 sports, the event came to a close at Hampden Park on Sunday evening, with hosts Scotland finishing fourth overall with a record haul of 19 golds and a best-ever tally of 53 medals.
England topped the medal table for the first time in 28 years, Wales surpassed their target of 27 and Northern Ireland reaped their largest tally since the Games was last in Scotland in 1986.
The Isle of Man had a silver to celebrate thanks to cyclist Peter Kennaugh’s efforts in the points race, but Jersey and Guernsey failed to register.

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