Commonwealth Games: Hammer-Throw National Record Holder Eyes Gold Medal


A national record holder in the hammer-throw event, Queen Obisesan says her eyes are set on winning a gold medal and setting a new record at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Obisesan told Newsmen in Lagos that representing the country and hoisting her flag at the Games would be dream come true for her.
The Commonwealth Games is scheduled to hold from April 4 to April 15 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, while the athletics event will hold from April 8 to April 15.
“For the Commonwealth Games, I am aiming for a gold medal with a new record. I pray that God will help me and crown my effort with good results,” she said.
The athlete added that she had always aimed towards bettering her performance whenever she competes.
“I always work towards bettering my performance anytime I compete and I hope the Commonwealth Games will not be an exception,” she said.
Tidesports source reports that Obisesan had set a new national record by throwing 66.86m at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Commonwealth Games trials which held from Feb. 13 to February 16 in Abuja.
Through the remarkable feat, Obisesan’s record replaced her mark of 65.01m set at the AFN Golden League, which held at the University of Port Harcourt Sports Complex in Rivers on January 27.
Her recent record of 66.86m is superior to the ‘B’ standard of the Commonwealth Games pegged at 61.70m with the ‘A’ standard of the women’s Hammer event is 67.30m.