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Nigeria: Azike soars with silver for Nigeria

ONYKA Azike has made the Nigeria proud on Tuesday by adding silver to Nigeria’s medal haul at the on-going 2010 Commonwealth Games in Women’s 53kg weightlifting final.

Azike fell behind Canadian’s Marilou Dozois-Prevost who won gold, while Raihan Yussof of Malaysia picked bronze after she was unable to lift the 102kg.
Meanwhile, Nigeria and Canada reached the Women’s Team quarter-finals, while Singapore and England were first of the Men’s Teams to reach the knockout round after the preliminary rounds of the Men’s and Women’s Teams Table Tennis competition at Yamuna Sports Complex, on Tuesday.

Nigeria and Canada  joined Singapore and England in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Team competition, after winning crucial ties against Guernsey and Northern Ireland respectively in their final group matches this morning.