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2022 CWG: Lawal wins Nigeria’s second gold medal, sets 3 records in weightlifting

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 2022 CWG Lawal wins Nigeria s second gold medal sets 3 records in weightlifting
2022 CWG: Lawal wins Nigeria’s second gold medal, sets 3 records in weightlifting

1 Rafiatu Lawal on Sunday won Nigeria’s second gold medal in the weightlifting event at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

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2 Lawal in the process set three Commonwealth Games records in the women’s 59kg final, lifting 90kg in snatch, 116kg in clean and jerk, and 206kg in total.

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3 Jessica Brown of England emerged second in the event with 197kg in total to win the silver medal, while Canada’s Tali Darsigny won the bronze medal with a 196kg lift.

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4 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Team Nigeria have now won two gold and one bronze medals and are currently placed ninth on the medals table.

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