Team Nigeria gave a good account of themselves,ending the 2014 Commonwealth Games on a high by finishing in eight position at the competition.With so many problems having trailed the team in the build-up to the Games,it was somehow surprising that they could finish in the top ten teams in Glasgow.
Team Nigeria won a total of 36 medals: 11 gold,11 silver and 14 bronze medals,a slight improvement from the last Commonwealth in New Delhi in 2010 where they finished.
Nigeria finished eight,just a place below seventh-ranked South Africa who are Africa’s number one team on the table,and one place above Kenya who are tenth.
71 countries competed at the Games,and Nigeria’s placing at the Games represents a good outing for the nation. Weightlifting accounted for half of Nigeria’s gold medals in Glasgow,six,with Athletics and Wrestling contributed three and two gold medals respectively.
There were bronze medals in sports like Boxing and Table Tennis. England,Australia and Canada occupy the top three positions on the medal table, finishing as the highest ranked teams.
Gold Coast in Australia will host the next Commonwealth Games,taking over from Glasgow.