Nigeria’s Arm Wrestling team on Saturday emerged African champions as the 8th African Arm Wrestling Championship tagged Lagos 2017 came to a close, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com.
Team Nigeria topped the medals’ table with 19 gold medals, 16 silver and 11 bronze. Team Ghana emerged second with 10 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze, while Mali finished third with 8 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze. In the fourth place were the Egyptians with five gold and 3 silver, while Cameroon finished in fifth place winning 2 gold and 2 silver medals.
The Malians had started strongly on the opening day of Friday dominating the competition until the Nigerians and their Ghanaian counterparts wrestled their ways back.
The countries participated in 27 events in the Right and Left Arms.
The high point of the closing ceremony was the handing over of the hosting flag from the president of the Nigeria Arm Wrestling Federation, Engr. Samuel Jackson to the president of the Ghana Arm Wrestling Federation, Charles Ossei as host of the 9th edition of the African championship.
The closing ceremony at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos featured entertainers with the Nigeria Football Supporters troup dancing all through.
The next championship will hold in Accra, Ghana in April 2018.