Adijat Olarinoye & Rafiat Lawal Set New Records And Win Gold At 2022 Commonwealth Games

Adijat Olarinoye & Rafiat Lawal Set New Records And Win Gold At 2022 Commonwealth Games


Folashade Rafiatu Lawal has won Nigeria's second gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Rafiatu clinched the gold medal in the women's 59kg category of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Lawal lifted a combined total lift of 206kg ? 110kg in snatch and 116kg in Clean and Jerk- to win the women's 59kg weightlifting event and also set a new Commonwealth Games record.



Her victory comes hours after Nigeria's Adijat Adenike Olarinoye won Nigeria's first gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Olarinoye recorded a total of 203kg, also setting the new Commonwealth Games record.


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