Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria Claims More Medals In Weightlifting

By Chidi Nwoke, Abuja.

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Team Nigeria ended its campaign in the Weightlifting event on a high at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, winning two more medals through Mary Taiwo Osijo and Taiwo Laidi, to add to the four they had won since the competition started.

Osijo clinched the Bronze medal in the Women’s 87kg Weightlifting event, lifting a combined total weight of 225kg from: Snatch, Clean & Jerk.

The Nigerian displayed a series of emotions as she won Bronze at the National Exhibition Centre on day five of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Team Nigeria’s Mary Taiwo Osijo

Osijo had an unblemished series, lifting all attempts she made in both categories, and deservedly won the Bronze medal.

Taiwo Laidi

Earlier in the day, Taiwo Laidi set the pace as she made a Junior Commonwealth Games Record after lifting a total weight of 216kg.

Laidi won the Silver medal in the women’s 76kg event, and claimed Team Nigeria’s 5th medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

With Osijo’s Bronze in the 87kg event and Laidi’s Silver in the 76kg event, Team Nigeria finished with a tally of six medals in the weightlifting event.

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