Team Nigeria Strikes First Gold In Birmingham

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Nigeria won gold and her first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday.

Adijat Adenike Olarinoye claim gold after she defeated her challengers in the women’s 55kg.

She lifted 92kg in the snatch, 111kg in clean and jerk, lifting 203kg in total.

India’s Sorokhaniban settled for the silver, while England’s Fraser settled for the bronze.

Olarinoye’s victory threw the Team Nigeria camp into jubilation after the other Nigerian lifters failed to make the podium.

Stella Kingsley was close to making a podium but lost the Silver medal in by 2kg, and Bronze by 1kg, lifting a total weight of 17the 0kg from the Snatch, Clean and Jerk categories.

Kingsley attempted 98kg on her last attempt, got two greens and a red from the umpires, but was not given the lift.

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