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Weightlifter Olarinoye strikes gold, set new record at Commonwealth Games ~ Prestige News



Adijat Olarinoye, middle won gold for Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games






Weightlifter Adijat Olarinoye beat others in the women’s 55kg category to win the first gold for Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


By the victory, she sets a new Games record on Saturday.


Olarinoye lifted 92kg in snatch and 111kg in clean and jerk, making 203kg in total to set a new Games record in the category.


India’s Bindyanari Sorokhanibam settled for the silver medal with a total of 202kg, while England’s Fraer Morrow settled for the bronze medal with 198kg.


Olarinoye had won three gold medals at the 2019 Africa Games three gold medals medalist.


She also won Nigeria’s second gold medal at the 2021 International Weightlifting Federation World Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.



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