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C’wealth Games 2022: Lawal sets new record, wins team Nigeria’s second gold medal

Commonwealth Games 2022

Sunday’s victory by Folashade Rafiat Lawal earned Nigeria’s team their second gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

In the women’s weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games, Lawal triumphed over her contenders and established a new record in the process.

After her compatriot Adijat Olarinoye broke the record for the women’s 55-kilogram weight class on Saturday, she becomes the second Nigerian woman to break a lifting record at these Games.

On Saturday, Olarinoye became the first member of Team Nigeria to bring home a medal from these games.

Sunday’s weightlifting competition was won by Edidiong Umoafia, who took home the bronze medal.

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