Adijat Adenike Olarinoye, Nigeria’s representative at the Women’s 55kg weightlifting event in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is making the country proud! She went on to win gold in the category, the first for Nigeria at this year’s games.
She lifted a combined 203kg during the event.
She broke two games records in the Snatch category by lifting 90kg and 92kg in 10 minutes. She tried to lift 93kg on her last attempt, but she missed. However, she was the only athlete to lift more than 90kg, giving her a 3kg lead going into the Clean and Jerk.
FIRST MEDAL, AND IT IS GOLD! Nigeria's Adijat Adenike Olarinoye has won Naija's 1st medal at the #CommonwealthGames2022, lifting a combined total of 203kg, a GAMES' RECORD to win the women's 55kg Weightlifting event. Adijat came under pressure, but she survived to clinch GOLD! 👏 pic.twitter.com/Q9qkSvapLN
— Making of Champions (@MakingOfChamps) July 30, 2022
We are quite proud of our Nigerian sportswomen. From Ese Brume, Nigeria’s representative at the World Athletics Championships (Women’s Long Jump), who earned the silver medal with a final jump of 7.02 metres in Eugene, Oregon, to Tobi Amusan, Nigeria’s representative in the 100m Hurdles, who broke two records, won gold in the category and became Nigeria’s first ever World Championship gold, this month of July has been historic.