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Olarinoye Adenike wins Nigeria’s first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games

Olarinoye Adenike

Olarinoye Adenike Adijat, a Nigeria weightlifter, won the first gold medal for Nigeria in the current Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Olarinoye Adenike measured 203 kilograms in total. It set a new Commonwealth Games record for the 203 kg lift.

Australia now leads the standings with 13 gold, 8 silver, and 11 bronze medals, while Nigeria is ranked ninth.

With seven gold, four silver, and two bronze medals, New Zealand is ranked second.

With five gold, twelve silver, and four bronze medals, England is third.

Scotland and Canada round out the top five, placing fourth and fifth, respectively.

Olarinoye Adenike wins Nigeria's first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games

When competition resumes tomorrow on Day 3 of the Commonwealth Games, Team Nigeria will try to add to the one medal collection.

Edidiong Umoafia will compete in the men’s 67-kilogram weightlifting competition in NEC Hall 1, and Team Nigeria will play Malaysia in the men’s team table tennis quarterfinals in NEC Hall 3.

With Adeyinka Benson scheduled to compete against Ghana’s Abubakari Quartey in the round of 16, Nigeria will have a chance to win a medal in the over 71-75 kg division of the boxing competition.

Rafiatu Lawal will compete in the women’s 59kg weightlifting at NEC Hall 1 to wrap up the day’s events.


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