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Adijat Olarinoye: Nigerian weightlifter wins Gold at commonwealth games


Nigerian weightlifter, Adijat Olarinoye won a Gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in the early hours of today.


Contesting in the 55kg category, Olarinoye lifted a combined total of 203kg, a game record to win the womenâs 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.

Indiaâs Bindyarani Sorokhaibam placed second while Fraer Morrow of England finished third.

Olarinoye beat off competition from 10 other contestants to emerge victorious.

Olarinoyeâs 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 menâs light middleweight.

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