Commonwealth Games 2022: Olarinoye Adijat wins Nigeria’s first gold medal


Nigeria has recorded its first gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, thanks to Olarinoye Adijat who won the women’s 55kg weightlifting event.

The 22-year-old lifted a total of 203kg to set a game’s record for accumulated lifts.

Adijat also set the game’s record in the snatch category after lifting 92kg for her second lift.

Having almost missed out due to a technical issue in her final lift, she was able to eventually come out tops.

Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam from India won silver medal, while England’s Fraer Morrow got the bronze.

In the women’s 49 weightlifting event, Nigeria’s Stella Peter Kingsley narrowly missed out on a podium finish.

She finished fourth behind India’s Chanu Saikhom Mirabai, Marie Hanitra Roilya Ranaivosoa of Mauritius and Canada’s Hannah Kaminski who shared the medals respectively in ascending order.

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