Oregon2022: Nigeria Finishes 13th on Medal Table, Ranks Third Best Placed African Country
July, 26 2022.
Contrary to wide-spread media reports on Nigeria finishing 18th on the medal table, official medal table from World Athletics has confirmed Nigeria finished 13th on the overall medal placement, and third best placed country from Africa.
Team Nigeria picked up a valuable Gold in the 100m Hurdles even, with winner Tobi Amusun smashing the World Record in the process. Also Olympic Bronze medallist, Ese Brume picked up a silver medal in the Long Jump event, improving on her Bronze at the last Olympics and last World Athletics Championship in Doha.
For the African representatives, Nigeria finished in the top three, only behind Kenya and Ethiopia, while Uganda finished fourth behind Nigeria for the African standings.