Nigerian weightlifter, Rafiatu Folashade Lawal, earned the country a gold medal in the women’s 59kg event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England. This comes on the heels of Adijat Adenike Olarinoye‘s victory in the Women’s 55kg weightlifting event.
She broke three Commonwealth Games records by lifting 90kg in the snatch, 116kg in the clean and jerk, and 206kg in total.
In the men’s 67kg event, Nigeria’s representative Edidiong Joseph Umoafia won Bronze. He lifted 130kg in the snatch and 160kg in the Clean and Jerk for a total of 290kg.