Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Commonwealth: Weightlifter Lawal Wins Gold Medal For Nigeria



Weightlifter Rafiatu Lawal has won Team Nigeria’s second gold medal in the women’s 59kg category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday.

She 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.

Lawal lifted 90 kg in her first attempt and went right on top of the standings in Snatch as England’s Jessica Brown finished second with a combined lift of 197kg while Tali Darsigny from Canada finished third with a combined lift of 196kg.