Another Gold For Nigeria As Folashade Lawal Sets New Commonwealth Games Record


Team Nigeria have won another gold at the ongoing 22nd Commonwealth Games ongoing in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

Folashade Lawal clinched the country’s second gold medal in the competition on Sunday evening in the UK’s second-largest city.

Besides the feat, she also set a new Commonwealth Games record of 206kg in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event.

Reacting to her victory, an excited Folashade said while she prepared hard for the challenge, winning a gold medal was not so close to her expectation.

With the latest feat, Team Nigeria have won a total of three medals – all from weightlifting as Folashade won gold hours after Edidiong Umoafia bagged a bronze medal in the men’s 67kg event.

Adijat Olarinoye put Nigeria on the medal table on Saturday after winning the country’s first gold at the games in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event.

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