Commonwealth Games Medal Table: Team Nigeria moves up with second gold medal

Team Nigeria continued their upward move to a respectable position on the Commonwealth Games Medals table after claiming a second gold on Sunday.

At the end of action on Sunday, Team Nigeria moved into the ninth position with two gold and a bronze medal.

All the three medals have come from the weightlifting event where the Nigerian lifters are not only winning medals but doing so in record-breaking fashion.

Rafiatu Lawal won Nigeria’s second gold medal on Sunday after emerging as the winner in the women’s 59kb weightlifting event. Lawal broke three games’ records to lift a combined total of 206kg.

In the snatch, Lawal made a lift of 90kg, which was a Games record before replicating the feat with 116kg in the clean and jerk, which was another record.

Lawal was the second Nigerian to win a medal on Sunday after Edidiong Umoafia won bronze in men’s weightlifting.

Umoafia won bronze in the Men’s 67kg category.

Speaking on her dominant performance in Birmingham,…

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