Commonwealth Games 2022: Yusuf gives Team Nigeria another medal in weightlifting


Youngster Islamiyat Adebukola Yusuf has won Team Nigeria’s fourth medal at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Yusus,19, claimed the bronze medal in the women’s weightlifting 64kg category after a combined lift of 212kg.

She lifted 93kg in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk: 113kg, 116kg, 119kg with a total of 212kg.

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Adijat Olarinoye won Nigeria’s first gold medal in weightlifting at the games on Saturday.

Olarinoye produced a stunning lift in the women’s 55kg category.

On Sunday, Folashade Rafiat Lawal won the gold medal in the 59kg category setting a Commonwealth Games record in the process.

Edidiong Umoafia also picked a bronze medal in the weightlifting event on Sunday.