Commonwealth Games 2022: Lawal wins Team Nigeria’s second gold medal


Folashade Rafiat Lawal won Team Nigeria’s second gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Lawal beat her rivals in the women’s weightlifting 59kg event, setting a Commonwealth Games record in the process.

She is the second Nigerian female lifter to smash the Games’ record after Adijat Olarinoye produced a stunning lift in the women’s 55kg on Saturday.

Olarinoye won Team Nigeria’s first medal at the games on Saturday.

Edidiong Umoafia claimed bronze in the weightlifting event on Sunday.

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