Nigeria Wins 6 Medals From Weightlifting At The Commonwealth Games

The rise and rise of ‘team Nigeria’


According to Vanguard, Oluwatoyin Adesanmi won another gold medal for Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games in the women’s 63kg weightlifting yesterday, July 27 2014.

The African championship silver medallist pushed Commonwealth No.1 and compatriot Obioma Okoli into the silver position.

India’s Punam Yadav, the youngest lifter at 19, took bronze.

She followed her compatriot, Chika Analha who won gold Saturday after she recorded a lift of 107 kg in clean and jerk event.

That brought to six, the number of medals won by Nigeria in weighlifting, placing her atop the medal table in the event.

This is coming only days after Nigeria’s Chika Amalaha’s first gold for the country at the Commonwealth Games.


Article Credit: Vanguard 



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