Commonwealth Games: Powerlifter Oluwafemiayo Breaks World Record to Clinch Gold

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Another world record was broken by Team Nigeria this time in women’s heavyweight powerlifting thanks to Folashade Oluwafemiayo.

Goodness Nwachukwu had earlier broken two world records in women’s discus F-42 to clinch gold.

Oluwafemiayo lifted a series of: 130kg, 150kg and 155kg to score a cumulative 123.4 points, to win yet another gold medal for Nigeria.

Bose Omolayo finished second behind Oluwafemi after lifting 145kg and scored 115.2 points.

Meanwhile, the bronze medal went to Hani Watson from Australia.

Team Nigeria now has four gold, two silver and five bronze medals and now move up to ninth position in the medal standings.




Complete Sports/Emmanuel Ukoh


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