Another Gold For Nigeria As Folashade Lawal Sets New Commonwealth Games Record
Folashade Rafiatu Lawal has won Nigeria’s second gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The 25-year-old won the medal in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event on Sunday.
Lawal lifted a total of 206kg to set a Commonwealth record for accumulated lifts.
She also set the Commonwealth record in the snatch category after lifting 90kg for her first lift.
The 25-year-old Nigerian star lifted 110kg at the first attempt, then at the second attempt lifted 115kg to set the new Games record, and then on the third attempt set another Commonwealth Games World Record, lifting 116kg.
A combined 206kg is a new Commonwealth Games Record in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event.
Her victory came a few hours after Team Nigeria celebrated the bronze medal won by Edidiong Joseph Umoafia in the men’s 67kg Weightlifting event.
England’s Jessica Gordon Brown won silver – 197kg while Canada’s Tali Darsigny claimed bronze: 196kg.