Patrick Kelechi


DAILY COURIER – Team Nigeria’s Islamiyat Adebukola Yusuf has won the fourth medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Yusuf clinched bronze medal in the women’s weightlifting 64kg category after a combined lift of 212kg.

The 19-year-old lifted 93kg in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk: 113kg, 116kg, 119kg with total of 212kg.

Adijat Olarinoye won Nigeria’s first gold medal in weightlifting and at the games on Saturday.

Olarinoye produced a stunning lift in the women’s 55kg category.

On Sunday, Folashade Rafiat Lawal won gold medal in the 59kg category setting a Commonwealth Games record in the process.

Edidiong Umoafia also picked bronze medal in the weightlifting event on Sunday.