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  • Updated: August 01, 2022

Commonwealth Games: Lawal Wins Nigeria's Second Gold Medal In Weightlifting

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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Rafiatu Lawal on Sunday won Nigeria’s second gold medal and also set three new records in the weightlifting event at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

Lawal in the process set three Commonwealth Games records in the women’s 59kg final, lifting 90kg in snatch, 116kg in clean and jerk, and 206kg in total.

Jessica Brown of England emerged second in the event with 197kg in total to win the silver medal, while Canada’s Tali Darsigny won the bronze medal with a 196kg lift.

Team Nigeria have now won two gold and one bronze medal and are currently placed ninth on the medals table.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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