Weightlifting : Nigeria Wins More Medals In Tashkent, Uzbekistan

By Olayinka Elebute

Team captain of Team Nigeria Adenike Olarinoye to the Wold Championship has shown the good quality of a leader winning 4 medals  in the 55 kg of the female category, on Thursday  at the ongoing Commonwealth Games and International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships qualifiers in Uzbekistan.

According to reports Olarinoye won gold medal in Commonwealth Championships qualifiers, she won one Silver and two Bronze medals at the IWF World Championships in the 55 kg Category with a lift of Snatch 90 kg, Clean/Jerk 113 kg and Total of 203 kg.

Christopher Nwadei, the technical Director of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation said the team is ready to continue to work hard and win more medals for the country.

“All the lifters present here are determined to win medals, I will encourage them to serious and focus in the competition.

” The team are dedicated, determined to win more medals to make the country proud,” he said.

Stella Kingsley won the first gold medal in Commonwealth Championships on Wednesday for Nigeria.

“She currently placed 5th position at the IWF World Championships in the 49 kg Category with a successful lift of Snatch 72 kg, C/Jerk 96 kg and Total of 168 kg.

reports reaching Gongnews.net indicate that team Nigeria has won a total of five medals : two gold , one Silver and two bronze

The championship is a twin Championships, it is a qualification event for the forth Commonwealth games next year in Birmingham, England and also the IWF World Championships.


The Nigeria contingent are made up of 4 women and 3 men, Stella Peter Kingsley 49 kg, Adenike Olarinoye 55 kg, Rafiatu Folashade Lawal 59 kg, Ogbonne Eze Joy 71 kg, other lifters are : Taiwo Liadi 76 kg, Emmanuel Appah 61 kg and Joseph Edidiong 67 kg.

The Championships end on the 17th of December in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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