Paralympic Bronze Medallist: Innocent Nnamdi delivers Nigeria’s first medal in Para Powerlifting event at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Nnamdi won a bronze 🥉 medal in the Lightweight category with a lift of 190kg.
Congratulations to one of Team Nigeria’s Captain at the Games
Innocent Nnamdi, is the Nigeria’s captain to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Malaysia’s Bonnie Gustin scored 154.6 points to win the gold medal and set a new Games record.
The silver medal went to Mark Swan from England with 145.5 points, leaving Nnamdi in third place.
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Another Nigerian, Thomas Kure, finished fourth with the same points total as Nnamdi, but he recorded a lift of 180kg.
In the final of the women’s event, Nigeria’s duo of Onyinyechi Mark and Latifat Tijani were disqualified but the country had filed an appeal to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).