Nigerian female weightlifter, Adijat Olarinoye, has set a new Commonwealth Games Record as she won herself a gold medal at the on Sunday morning, July 31, 2022, at the on-going Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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Adijat Olarinoye who contested in the 55kg category, lifted a combined total of 203kg, to win the women’s 55kg Weightlifting event.
To set a new Games record, Adijat Olarinoye lifted 92kg in snatch and 111kg in clean and jerk, making 203kg in total in the category.
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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India’s Bindyarani Sorokhaibam placed second while Fraer Morrow of England finished third. Olarinoye beat off competition from 10 other contestants to emerge victorious. Her record now takes Team Nigeria to joint-ninth position in the medal standing.
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