Commonwealth Games 2022: Olarinoye wins Weightlifting gold as Team Nigeria grabs first medal in Birmingham

Adijat Adenike Olarinoye

Team Nigeria won her first gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday as Adijat Adenike Olarinoye defeated her Weightlifting challengers in the women’s 55kg.

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

India’s Sorokhaniban lifter settled for the silver, while England’s Fraer got the bronze.

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

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