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Rafiatu Lawal sets new Commonwealth Games record, wins Nigeria’s 2nd gold medal

Rafiatu Lawal sets new Commonwealth Games record, wins Nigeria’s 2nd gold medal-Nigeria’s second gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games was earned by Folashade Rafiatu Lawal.Information Guide Nigeria

On Sunday in the women’s 59kg weightlifting competition, the 25-year-old took home the medal. Lawal achieved a Commonwealth record for cumulative lifts by lifting 206 kg.

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In the snatch category, she also broke the Commonwealth record after lifting 90 kg on her first attempt.

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The weightlifter also broke the clean and jerk record by lifting 110, 115, and 116 kilogrammes in each of her efforts.

Adijat Olarinoye and Umoafia Joseph placed first and third in their respective weightlifting categories, making Lawal’s gold the third medal for Nigeria in the games.

Nigerian boxer Adeyinka Benson qualified for the quarterfinals in the 71-75 kg division.

In the third round, he defeated Ghana’s Abubakar Kumasi by a score of 3-2.

On Wednesday at 3:15 pm, the 26-year-old will compete against Sam Hickey of Scotland.

The men’s table tennis team from Nigeria earlier also qualified for the semi-final after defeating Malaysia 3-2 in the quarter-final.

Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo’s Nigerian team lost the first game 3-1 before coming back to upset the Asian team.JAMB Result

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Emediong Ekpe

Emediong Ekpe is a graduate of English. A professional Sports journalist/analyst, and a spoken word artist. He is passionate about decimating information and putting smiles on people's faces via news writing.

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