Edidiong Umoafia wins 2nd medal for Nigeria at Commonwealth Games

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Edidiong Umoafia wins 2nd medal for Nigeria at Commonwealth Games

Nigerian Weightlifters are having a fantastic outing at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as Edidiong Umoafia won a bronze medal in the men’s 67kg category.

In the men’s 67kg category, Umoafia lifted a combined 290kg (Snatch, Clean, and Jerk) to get on the podium.

India’s Jeremy Lalrinnunga won the gold medal with a grand total of 300kg, which is also a new Commonwealth Games record.

Samoa’s veteran lifter Vaipava Ioane won the silver with a combined lift of 293kg.

It’s Nigeria’s second medal at the event after Adijat Olarinoye claimed gold and set a Games record for Nigeria on Saturday night, July 30. The 23-year-old set a new Commonwealth Games record with a total of 203kg.

Edidiong Umoafia wins 2nd medal for Nigeria at Commonwealth Games
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