Commonwealth Games 2014: Team Nigeria Currently In Top 10 Of Medal Table

Despite rumours of lack of funding and coordination, team Nigeria have made it to the top 10 countries on the medals table at the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow.

Nigeria has 2 gold, 3 silver and one bronze medal so far with both of those gold medals won by Chika Amalaha and Oluwatoyin Adesanmi in the weightlifting category.

Adesanmi beat fellow Nigerian contestant and former commonwealth record holder Obioma Okoli in the 63kg weightlifting category to take the medal.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian table tennis squad have been causing quite a stare at the games.

The Segun Toriola led group beat countries like Australia and Malaysia to qualify for the semi finals before crashing out to the champions Singapore on Sunday.

The stand out talent Aruna Quadri gave a sterling performance against his Singapore opponent, holding his serve for over one minute and then going on to win the match. Despite his victory, Nigeria still missed out on the gold medal as Toriola and Biodun Bode lost their own games.

Nigeria is now expected to play either England or India for the third prize.

The games which began in Glasgow has seen many highs including two wedding proposals since the start of the games on Thursday.

English runner, Stephen Way took home the gold medal from the Marathon in the wet weather. Way- a self confessed couch potato only 7 years ago, quit smoking and made a decision to shed some of his 16 stonne weight by taking up running. He has since become a household name and inspiration to many and the Scottish crowd cheered him on to victory today.

Australia are currently sitting on top of the medal table with 73 medals, 26 of which are gold while England are in second place with 57 medals and host nation Scotland are in third place with 30 medals.

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