Nigerian Weightlifter Olarinoye Wins First Gold At CommonWealth Games In Birmingham

The Nigeria National Anthem has been played again at the world stage as weightlifter, Adijat Adenike Olarinoye becomes world champion after winning the first gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Olarinoye recorded a total of 203kg in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event.

Following this record, she won a Gold Medal in the women’s 55kg event at the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships.

At the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, two records were set  in 10mins.

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Nigeria’s Adijat Adenike Olarinoye set two  Commonwealth Games records, lifting 90kg and 92kg in the Snatch category of women’s 55kg Weightlifting event. The Nigerian is currently leading with 3kg going into the Clean and Jerk A medal might be in the offing

Adijat came under pressure during tje weightlifting event, but she survived to clinch GOLD.

In this same week, Tobi Amusan won Gold and set new world record at the World Athletics Championship held in Oregon United States of America.

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