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Commonwealth Games: Olarinoye Wins First Gold Medal For Nigeria


Weightlifter, Adijat Adenike Olarinonye, has won 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, which is the new Commonwealth Games record.

Nigeria currently sits ninth on the medals table with Australia leading the charts with 13 gold, eight silver and 11 bronze.

Team Nigeria will hope to add to the one medal haul when actions resume tomorrow on Day 3 of the Commonwealth Games.

Edidiong Umoafia will be in action in the men’s 67kg weightlifting event at NEC Hall 1, while Team Nigeria will face Malaysia in the quarter-final of the men’s team table tennis held at NEC Hall 3.


Nigeria will stand a chance of winning a medal in the over 71-75kg of the boxing event with Adeyinka Benson set to face Ghana’s Abubakari Quartey in the round of 16.

Completing the action for the day, Rafiatu Lawal will be competing in the women’s 59kg weightlifting at NEC Hall 1.




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