Nigerian Weightlifter, Adijat Olarinoye, Win Gold, sets new Record at Commonwealth games (videos)

Nigerian weightlifter Adijat Olarinoye

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.




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.




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.





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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