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Published On: Thu, Aug 29th, 2019

Lawal wins three-gold, sets new record in weightlifting at African Games

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Folashade Rafiatu Lawal won three gold medals for Nigeria at the ongoing 2019 African Games in Morocco.

Lawal who set a new African record in the -59kg women’s snatch weightlifting event to win her first gold also won the other two events (regular and Clean-Jerk) in the category.
Folashade lifted 90kg in her first attempt before breaking the Africa record in her second attempt with 92kg.
Nigerian weightlifters have already won seven gold medals in Morocco and more medals are still expected today.
Olarinoye Adijat Adenike got the first gold medal in the 55kg category before Amlaha Chika added another one in the 55kg Snatch category.
Olarinoye added gold in the 55kg Clean-jerk category before adding another silver medal.
Appah Emmanuel was the star of Monday as he won three gold medals across the categories in the 61kg.
On Sunday, Nigeria lifters had won one gold, four silver, and four bronze medals.
This brings the medals of the weightlifting event to seven gold, seven silver, and four bronze.
As at the time of compiling this report, Nigeria had 20 Gold, 13 silver and 16 bronze medals to occupy 4th position behind Egypt, South Africa and host, Morocco.

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