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2022 Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria's Taiwo Liadi wins silver in weightlifting

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Taiwo Liadi of Team Nigeria has won a silver medal at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The 19-year-old weightlifter competed in the women’s 76kg weightlifting event clutching the silver behind Maya Laylor of Canada, who took home the gold and set a new Commonwealth Games record with a lift of 128kg.

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

Recall that weightlifters Adijat Olarinoye and Rafiatu Lawal won gold in the women’s 55kg and 59kg categories, respectively.

Olarinoye set a new Games record with a lift of 203kg – 92kg in Snatch and 111 in Clean & Jerk, while Lawal clinched gold with a total lift of 206kg – 110kg in Snatch and 116kg in Clean and Jerk – to win the women’s 59kg weightlifting event and also set a new Games record.

Source: The PUNCH

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