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Commonwealth Games: Taiwo Liadi grabs Silver for Nigeria in weightlifting

Taiwo Liadi has grabbed a silver medal for Nigeria in weightlifting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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The 19-year-old weightlifter has given Nigeria her 5th medal at the games.

She won the medal in the 76kg women’s weightlifting event at the tournament.

Liadi finished on the podium with a combined lift of 216 kg (Junior CWG record) in the women’s 76 kg final.

Canada’s Maya Laylor, who set a new Commonwealth Games record, grabbed gold with a lift of 128kg.

Nigeria, currently ranked ninth on the medals standings, had earlier won two gold and two bronze since the start of the games.

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