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Lawal wins Nigeria second gold in weightlifting

Lawal wins Nigeria second gold in weightlifting
Weightlifter Rafiatu Lawal won Team Nigeria's second gold medal in the women’s 59kg category of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday.

31st July 2022 Rafiatu Lawal 31st July 2022 Weightlifter Rafiatu Lawal won Team Nigeria’s second gold medal in the women’s 59kg category of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday.Lawal clinched gold by lifting 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.The Nigerian successfully lifted 90 kg in her first attempt, set a Commonwealth Games record, and went right on top of the standings in Snatch.Related News CWG: Nigeria’s Benson defeats Quartey, reaches boxing quarter-finals Aruna powers Nigeria's men into Commonwealth Games semis Nigeria's Umoafia claims bronze at Commonwealth Games Though, she failed to lift 94kg in her second attempt and went for 95kg in her third attempt.

Meanwhile, England’s Jessica Brown finished second with a combined lift of 197kg while Tali Darsigny from Canada finished third with a combined lift of 196kg.JUST IN: BBNaija S7 welcomes 25th housemate, Deji NDLEA intercepts London, Dubai-bound drugs at Lagos seaport BBNaija S7: Beauty receives strike for attacking Ilebaye Residents lament indiscriminate refuse dumps in Niger communities Ondo monarch knocks FG for neglecting traditional institutions February 19, 2022

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