#2022CWG: Genesis Wins Gold As Welson Settles For Silver In Wrestling

Miesinnei Genesis won yet another gold medal for Team Nigeria after defeating Canada’s Madison Parks, to win women’s wrestling freestyle 50kg at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Genesis recorded a 3-1 (Victory by fall) to easily win the contest to make it three gold medals for Nigeria from wrestling.

In 2019, Genesis won the silver medal in the women’s 50kg beach wrestling event at the 2019 World Beach Games held in Doha, Qatar.

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She was stripped of her medal in February 2021 due to anti-doping rule violations.

In 2020, Genesis won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 50 kg event at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships.

In the men’s event at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Ebikewenimo Welson won silver medal in freestyle 57kg after losing to India’s Kumar Ravi.

And Faith Obazuaye won Nigeria’s first medal from the Table Tennis event at this year’s games.

Obazuaye clinched bronze in women’s singles classes 6-10 3rd place match, after defeating Felicity Pickard 3-1 (11-6, 7-11, 6-11, 8-11) to finish on the podium.

Team Nigeria is now placed sixth in the medal standings with nine gold, four silver and 11 bronze.

Also they are the highest placed African team in the medal standings with South Africa in eight position.

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