Taiwo Liadi claimed the 5th medal for Team Nigeria at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Tuesday.
It was a silver and the fifth one in Weightlifting as the 19-year-old set a Junior Commonwealth Games record lifting a combined total weight of 216kg to clinch the medal in the women’s 76kg event.
Recall Adijat Olarinoye and Rafiat Lawal claimed the two gold medals in the women’s 55kg and 59kg categories respectively and also set new Commonwealth Games records.
Olarinoye set a new Games record with a lift of 203kg – 92kg in Snatch and 111 in Clean and Jerk while Lawal clinched gold with a total lift of 206kg – 110kg in Snatch and 116kg in Clean and Jerk – to win the women’s 59kg weightlifting event.
Earlier today, Team Nigeria’s Anabel Orobosa qualified for the final of the women’s Shot Put event.
Orobosa finished 5th in Group B of the qualification rounds, throwing a mark of 16.27m to secure a spot in the final.
Sad for Team Nigeria boxers, as in men’s 67kg-71kg Light Middleweight category, Abdul-Afeez Osoba lost his Round of 16 bouts against Garan Croft.
The Welsh boxer defeated his Nigerian counterpart 5-0 (Win-on-point bouts to advance to the quarterfinals.