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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria secures second gold medal

Posted: August 1, 2022 at 1:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigeria has secured a second gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The second gold medal was secured on the Day three of the competition on Sunday by weightlifter Rafiatu Lawal.

Lawal lifted a combined total lift of 206kg – 110kg in snatch and 116kg in Clean and Jerk- to win the women’s 59kg weightlifting event and also set a new Commonwealth Games record.

England’s Jessica Brown won silver with a combined lift of 197kg while Tali Darsigny from Canada took bronze with a combined lift of 196kg.

As it stands, all of Nigeria’s medals so far have come from weightlifting with two gold and one bronze medal to place joint seventh with Malaysia.

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