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Commonwealth Game : Rafiatu Claims 2nd Gold For Nigeria

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Rafiatu Folashade Lawal
Rafiatu Folashade Lawal

Nigeria’s Rafiatu Folashade Lawal has secured second gold medal in the final of the women’s 59kg weightlifting event at Commonwealth Games 2022.

The 25-year-old lifted 90kg at the Snatch category, setting a new Commonwealth Games Record.

At the clean & jerk category, she lifted 110kg at the first attempt, then at the second attempt lifted 115kg to set the Commonwealth Games Record, and then on the third attempt set another Commonwealth Games World Record, lifting 116kg.

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A combined 206kg is a new Commonwealth Games Record in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event.

England’s Jessica Gordon Brown (Silver: 197kg) and Canada’s Tali Darsigny (Bronze: 196kg) also scored podium finishes.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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