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Commonwealth Games: Nwachukwu breaks world record to win Nigeria’s fourth gold

Goodness Nwachukwu has secured Nigeria, its fourth gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, breaking the women’s discus throw F42-44/61-64 event world record twice in the process.

Nwachukwu, age 23, previously held the world record of 33.35m for the F42 event before this tournament but on Thursday threw 34.84m to break it before throwing a further 36.56m to clinch gold.

In other day events, Team Nigeria won a bronze medal in the powerlifting event, with Nnamdi Innocent finishing as second runner-up in the lightweight category.