Adijat Olarinoye won a Gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in thewomen’s weightlifting event on Sunday morning, July 31.
Contesting in the 55kg category, Olarinoye lifted a combined total of 203kg, a games record to win the women’s 55kg Weightlifting event.
She lifted 92kg in snatch and 111kg in clean and jerk, making 203kg in total to set a new Games record in the category.
Nigerian weightlifter Olarinoye wins Gold Medal, sets new commonwealth games record (videos)
India’s Bindyarani Sorokhaibam placed second while Fraer Morrow of England finished third.
Olarinoye beat off competition from 10 other contestants to emerge victorious.
Olarinoye’s feat now takes Team Nigeria to joint-ninth position in the medal standing.
In boxing, Abdul-Afeez Osoba progressed into the round of 16, after knocking out Carl Hield of Bahamas in the first round of the men’s light middleweight.
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Congratulations to Adijat Adenike Olarinoye 🏆💎🌹
The new World Championship of the women's 55kg event at the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships.
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