Lawal Wins Commonwealth Gold For Nigeria

Rafiatu Lawal won Nigeria’s second gold medal at the ongoing Birmingham Commonwealth Games after emerging tops in women’s weightlifting.

In the 59kg category, Lawal broke three games’ records to lift a combined total of 206kg.

In the snatch, Lawal made a lift of 90kg which was a games’ record before replicating the feat with 116kg in the clean and jerk which was another record.


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