2022 Commonwealth:First Gold Medal for Team Nigeria


Team Nigeria won its first gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games with Weightlifter Olarinoye Adenike Adijat securing Nigeria’s first gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Olarinoye recorded 92kg in the 55kg women’s snatch event in Weightlifting.

She lifted 92kg in the snatch, 111kg in clean and jerk, lifting 203kg in total.

India’s Sorokhaniban lfter settled for the silver, while England’s Fraer won the bronze.

Olarinoye’s victory threw the Team Nigeria camp into jubilation after other Nigerian lifters failed to make the podium.

Earlier on Saturday, Nigeria men’s table tennis team qualified for the quarter-finals after defeating Cyprus in their final group game.

The Quadri Aruna-led side will now take on Malaysia in the last eight on Sunday.

In boxing, Abdul-Afeez Osoba progressed into the round of 16, after knocking out Carl Hield of Bahamas in the first round of the men’s light middleweight.

However in the women’s light middleweight, Bolanle Shogbamu lost out to home girl Jodie Wilkinson.


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