Nigeria Win first Gold Medal 🥇 in Commonwealth Games

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Weightlifter Olarinoye Adenike Adijat

, won the first gold medal for Nigeria at the current Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Olarinoye Adenike Adijat measured 203 kg in total. It set a new record for the 203 kg lift.

Australia currently leads the charts with 13 gold, 8 silver, and 11 bronze medals, while Nigeria is ranked ninth.Weightlifter Olarinoye Adenike Adijat

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With seven gold, four silver, and two bronze medals, New Zealand is ranked second.

With five gold, twelve silver, and four bronze medals, England is in third place.

 

Scotland and Canada round out the top five, placing fourth and fifth, respectively.

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When competition resumes tomorrow on Day 3 of the Commonwealth Games, Team Nigeria will hope to add to the one medal haul.

Edidiong Umoafia will compete in the men’s 67-kilogram weightlifting competition in NEC Hall 1, and Team Nigeria will play Malaysia in the men’s team table tennis quarterfinals in NEC Hall 3.

With Adeyinka Benson scheduled to compete against Ghana’s Abubakari Quartey in the round of 16, Nigeria will have a chance to win a medal in the over 71-75 kg division of the boxing competition.

Rafiatu Lawal will compete in the women’s 59kg weightlifting at NEC Hall 1 to wrap up the day’s events.

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