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“I made history” – BBNaija Mike Edward celebrates despite mising out on earning a medal at the Common Wealth Games

Mike Edwards, a former BBNaija housemate, created history at the current Commonwealth Games.

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Even though she didn’t take home a gold, the reality star considered it an enormous honor to finally represent Nigeria and the entire African continent at the 22nd Commonwealth Games.

Mike Edwards took part in men’s high jump final at the event in Birmingham, UK, jumping a height of 2.19m. He came 6th at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Celebrating his achievement, Edward shared a video of the event and wrote:

What an honor to finally represent Nigeria 🇳🇬 and the entire African Continent 🌍 at the Commonwealth Games ✅ 6th in the final and so many emotions to put in words. Thank you all for taking this journey with me ❤️ Season ‘22 #JobFinished 🙏🏿”

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With an exciting and inspiring ceremony at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham welcomed the Commonwealth Games in grand style.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai made a surprise appearance to emphasize the importance of education, while diver Tom Daley showed his support for LGBTQ+ rights as the baton relay came to an end.

But the highlight was perhaps when a 10 m tall animatronic bull charged into the stadium as part of a ceremony honoring diversity in Birmingham and the Commonwealth.

After the athletes’ procession was finished, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales were all cordially welcomed before host nation England arrived in a cloud of confetti and turned the volume up with a crowd performance of We Will Rock You.

With contests beginning on Friday with more than 5,000 participants from 72 countries and territories competing in 280 medal events across 19 sports, the Games are now officially under way.

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