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Commonwealth Games: Aruna Quadri loses out on gold, settles for silver

Commonwealth Games: Aruna Quadri loses out on gold, settles for silver”

Aruna Quadri settled for a silver medal after agonizingly losing out to Singapore's Nina Gao in the final of the men's table tennis singles event.

The quartet of Patience Okon-George, Glory Nathaniel, Praise Idamadudu and Yinka Ajayi won silver in the women's 4x400m relay.

This year's Games began on April 4th and has come to an end, with hosts Australia emerging overall winners with 198 medals, followed by England with 136 medals and India, 66 medals.

Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma represented the nation.

The very close race ended 42.25s (Jamaica), 42.52s (England) and 42.75s (Nigeria).

Murphy Adaji, coach, Kids N Play, an FCT athletics club that produced Chukwuma said: "I give God the glory for her performance".

"If Nigeria continues to look out for genuine talents like this, we will soon get back to glorious days", he said.

Meanwhile, Team Nigeria finished 9th in the Gold Coast competition with a total of 24 medals - 9 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze.

Aminat Adeniyi won gold in the women's wrestling 62kg freestyle Nordic, while Melvin Bibo and Mercy Genesis both added silver and bronze to the wrestling medals pool.

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