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Commonwealth: Weightlifter Lawal Wins Gold Medal For Nigeria

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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.