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Weightlifter Olarinoye wins Gold Medal, Sets New Commonwealth Games Record 

Adijat Olarinoye won a Gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in thewomen’s weightlifting event on Sunday morning, July 31.

Contesting in the 55kg category, Olarinoye lifted a combined total of 203kg, a games record to win the women’s 55kg Weightlifting event.

She lifted 92kg and in the clean and jerk she lifted 111kg for a total of 203kg, a good enough tally for gold.

India’s Bindyarani Sorokhaibam placed second while Fraer Morrow of England finished third.

Olarinoye beat off competition from 10 other contestants to emerge victorious.

Olarinoye’s feat now takes Team Nigeria to joint-ninth position in the medal standing.

In boxing, Abdul-Afeez Osoba progressed into the round of 16, after knocking out Carl Hield of Bahamas in the first round of the men’s light middleweight.

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