Nigeria’s Chioma Onyekwere, the reigning champion in the women’s discus event at the current Commonwealth Games, won the gold medal for her country (CWG).

Birmighan, United Kingdom, is the centre of the Commonwealth Games.
She is the first woman from Nigeria to win a gold medal in the Discus event at the Commonwealth Games.

As she threw the discus 61.70 meters to win gold, Onyekwere broke her own season best record.

Onyekewere, 28, threw 61.70m in her fourth attempt to take the lead from home girl, Jade Lally who led from the start of the competition with her opening throw of 57.33m

Another Nigerian, Obiageri Amechi claimed the bronze medal with a throw of 56.99 metres. Nigeria has now won three gold medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.