Birmingham 2022:  Adijat bags  Nigeria’s first gold medal 

By Chigozie Anueyiagu, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Nigerian women continue to make the nation proud as Olarinoye Adijat has won Nigeria’s first gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event. The strong 22-year-old lifted a total of 203kg to set a game’s record for accumulated lifts.

In the snatch category She also set the game’s record after lifting 92kg for her second lift.

Adijat nearly missed out on the gold medal due to a technical issue in her final lift but her attempt eventually proved enough to send her top of the podium.

Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam of India took the silver medal while England’s Fraer Morrow got the bronze.