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Olarinoye strikes Nigeria’s first gold medal at Commonwealth Games


From BUNMI OGUNYALE, Birmingham

Female weightlifter, Adijat Olarinoye has won Nigeria her first medal, a gold, at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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

England’s Fraer Morrow came third, lifting a total of 198kg to win the bronze medal.

The Nigerian lifted a new Games record of 92kg in the snatch and another 111kg in the clean and jerk to lift a total of 203kg to win the gold medal.

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