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Nigerian weightlifter Olarinoye wins Gold Medal, sets new commonwealth games record

Nigerian weightlifter Olarinoye wins Gold Medal, sets new commonwealth games record (Updated: Monday, 1st August 2022, 01:54 AM)


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.


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.

Nigerian weightlifter Olarinoye wins Gold Medal, sets new commonwealth games record

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