Nigeria’s Folashade Rafiatu Lawal Wins Gold, Sets New Record At The Commonwealth Games (photos)

Folashade Lawal Rafiatu has set a new Commonwealth Games record with 206kg in the women’s 59kg event.

Her 90kg in the Snatch and 116kg in the Clean and Jerk were both Games’ Records in Women’s 59kg Weightlifting.

Lawal lifted a total of 206kg to set a Commonwealth record for accumulated lifts.

She also set the Commonwealth record in the snatch category after lifting 90kg for her first lift.

The weightlifter also set a Commonwealth record in the clean and jerk category, lifting 110kg, 115kg and 116kg in all her attempts.

Lawal’s gold is Nigeria’s third medal at the games, after Adijat Olarinoye and Umoafia Joseph finished first and third on the podium of their weightlifting categories, respectively.

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