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Team Nigeria once again struck gold Sunday afternoon as weightlifter Folashade Lawal won the women 59kg event.

Lawal set a new Commonwealth Games record with her lift of 90kg (Snatch), 116kg (Clean and Jerk) and 206kg total.

Compatriot, Edidiong Joseph Umoafia made it a third medal for Nigeria at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Umoafia got Bronze in the men’s 67kg Weightlifting event, lifting a combined 130kg in the snatch, 160kg in the Clean and Jerk with a total of 290kg to get to the podium.

Adijat Adenike Olarinoye it would be recalled gave Nigeria’s her first gold medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, lifting a combined total of 203kg, a Games record to win the women’s 55kg Weightlifting event.

She set two records in 10 minutes the in Snatch category of women’s 55kg Weightlifting event by lifting 90kg & 92kg while she lifted 111kg in the Clean and Jerk with a total 203kg in the 55kg women’s snatch event.

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