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Nigeria claims Shot Put double

20 Mar 06 03:57
Nigeria has claimed gold and silver in the Final of the Women's Seated Shot Put Elite Athletes with a Disability competition (EAD). 

Favourite Njideka Iyiazi, 32, took out the title with a score of 678 points. Team-mate Virginia Ohagwu made it a double for Nigeria, finishing with a score of 608.

Australian Asti Poole's six attempts yielded two successful throws, enough to win her the bronze medal with 533 points. Poole made a strong recovery after her first three throws were disallowed.

All three medallists were competing at their first Commonwealth Games.

Athletics competition continues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). To follow the latest results, visit the Athletics Schedule and Results section of this Website.

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