November 28, 2022

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CWG 2022: How 2 Nigerian athletes clinched gold, bronze in Weightlifting


It has been a medal harvest day for Workforce Nigeria in Birmingham as two extra Nigeria weightlifters, Lawal Rafiatu Folashade and Edidiong Joseph Umoafia have received extra medals in Weightlifting on the ongoing Commonwealth Video games.

Folashade on Sunday afternoon received Nigeria’s second gold medal in 59kg ladies class. With a complete raise of 206kg comprising 90kg snatch and 116kg clear and jerk. She additionally set a brand new Commonwealth Video games report within the class.

The 26 years outdated adopted the footprint of her compatriot, Olarinoye Adenike Adijat who had on Saturday evening received Nigeria’s first gold medal in weightlifting occasion.

Earlier on Sunday morning, Edidiong Joseph Umoafia narrowly misplaced the gold medal however settled for bronze. He lifted a complete of 290kg within the 67kg males’s class comprising 130kg snatch and 160kg clear and jerk to be positioned third.

Reacting to the medals haul thus far, Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, NWF President, Dr Ibrahim Abdul attributed the success story thus far to God’s blessings in addition to early preparations.

“To begin with, I can’t management my pleasure at this level. Yesterday I stated that Nigerians ought to anticipate extra medals from weightlifting. I stated that as a result of I do know the standard of lifters we dropped at Birmingham. Dedicated, exhausting working kids who’re able to proceed to do the nation proud. 

In the meantime, Liadi Taiwo will likely be in motion on Tuesday in 76kg ladies class by 9-30am whereas Osijo Mary Taiwo will check motion on Wednesday when she’s going to function within the 87kg ladies class by 4pm.

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