Commonwealth Games: Folashade Lawal sets new record, wins another gold for Nigeria

By our reporter| Team Nigeria have won another gold at the ongoing 22nd Commonwealth Games ongoing in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

Folashade Lawal clinched the country’s second gold medal in the competition on Sunday evening in the UK’s second-largest city.

Besides the feat, she also set a new Commonwealth Games record of 206kg in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event.

Reacting to her victory, an excited Folashade said while she prepared hard for the challenge, winning a gold medal was not so close to her expectation.

With the latest feat, Team Nigeria have won a total of three medals – all from weightlifting as Folashade won gold hours after Edidiong Umoafia bagged a bronze medal in the men’s 67kg event.

Adijat Olarinoye put Nigeria on the medal table on Saturday after winning the country’s first gold at the games in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event.

In another event, the men’s table tennis team have qualified for the semi-finals of the commonwealth games after coming from behind to beat Malaysia 3-2.

Following their remarkable comeback which helped them advance to the next round of the event, Team Nigeria will have to beat their Indian counterparts to book a spot in the finals and guarantee another medal for the country.


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