Olarinoye Adijat

Commonwealth Games 2022: Olarinoye Adijat Wins Nigeria’s First Gold Medal

Olarinoye Adijat has won Nigeria its first gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games after winning the women’s 55kg weightlifting event.

The 22-year-old lifted a total of 203kg to set a game’s record for accumulated lifts.

Adijat also set the game’s record in the snatch category after lifting 92kg for her second lift.

Having almost missed out due to a technical issue in her final lift, she was able to eventually come out tops.

Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam from India won silver medal, while England’s Fraer Morrow got the bronze.

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