From Bunmi Ogunyale, Birmingham
A 19-year old Islamiyat Adebukola Yusuf has taken Nigeria’s medal haul to four at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Yusuf lifted a total of 212kg to finish third to claim the bronze medal for Nigeria.
Canadian Mauda Charron and Australia’s Sarah Maureen Cochrane placed first and second respectively.
Nigeria has so far won four medals two gold and two bronze medals in weightlifting in Birmingham.
Female weightlifter, Adijat Olarinoye won Nigeria her first medal, a gold at the Games.
Olarinoye lifted a total of 203kg to win the gold medal ahead of her Indian counterpart, Bindayareni, who lifted 202kg to win the silver medal in the 55kg category.
Twenty-five years old, Rafiatu Folashade Lawal won Nigeria her second gold medal. Lawal lifted 206kg to strike the gold ahead of England’s Jessica Gordon Brown (197kg) and Talu Darsigny of Canada (196kg).
Umoafia Edidiong on Sunday took bronze with an effort of 290kg (130kg+160kg) also in weightlifting.