By James Agberebi: At the end of events on Day Six of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Team Nigeria are occupying the ninth position in the medal table, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
It was a memorable day for the Nigerian contingent thanks to the para powerlifters who won four gold and two silver medals.Following their feat, Team Nigeria now has four gold and four silver medals to bring their total medal haul to eight, making them Africa’s second highest placed team.
South Africa is Africa’s highest placed team as they are fifth with nine gold, six silver and six bronze, with a total of 21 medals.
Uganda is placed in the 14th position with two gold and one bronze and Botswana with one gold and one silver are in 17th.
Other African countries are Kenya in 23rd with two silver, two bronze, Mauritius with one silver are 25th and Cameroon with one bronze are 29th.
Hosts Australia lead the medal standing with 50 gold, 38 silver and 42 bronze to bring their total medals to 130.
In second position is England with 24 gold, 29 silver, 21 bronze and a total of 74 medals. India is third after amassing 21 medals overall which comprise 11 gold, four silver and six bronze and New Zealand are fourth on nine gild, 10 silver and seven bronze and a total of 26 medals.