Nigerian athletes break medals record in Zambia

Team Nigeria has made a giant stride in the  city of Ndola, Zambia, venue of the ongoing 2023 African U-18 and U-20 Athletics Championships, winning  a total of 12 medals in Day 2 of the competition.

The event, which entered its second day on Sunday. saw Nigerian athletes sweeping five Gold,  three Silver and four Bronze medals to take their medal haul to seven Gold, five Silver and five Bronze.

It was the highest number of medals recorded by a particular country in a one day in the history of the championship.

The duo of Joma Oghenefejiro Praise and Oshiokpu Grace had grabbed two gold medals for Team Nigeria on Day one of the competition on Saturday in the U18 and U20 triple jump event. Two more medals, a silver and bronze, also came from the boys in the high jump event.

However, the athletes set the entire city on fire on Day two on Sunday night, capturing medals in all the events the participated in.