Nigeria wins gold at Commonwealth games 2022

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Weightlifter Adijat Adenike Olarinoye secured Nigeria’s first gold yesterday at the Commonwealth games.

Weightlifter Adijat Adenike Olarinoye secured Nigeria’s first gold yesterday at the Commonwealth games. Credit: Wole Opatola

In securing the win, the 22 year old set a new world record in the 55kg category lifting a total of 203 kg weight.

She lifted 92kg in the snatch, 111kg in clean and jerk, emerging as overall best in the category.

Nigeria has two gold and two bronze medals so far. Rafiatu Folashade won the second gold in the women’s 59kg class. Umoafia Edidiong Joseph won Bronze medal in Men’s 67kg while Yusuf Adebukola won 64kg weigting class.

Contributor: Wole Opatola

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