Folashade Rafiatu Lawal has set a new record after winning the second gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
She won the medal in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event on Sunday in Birmingham.
The 25-year-old lifted a total of 206kg to set a Commonwealth record for accumulated lifts. She also wins the category after lifting 90kg for her first lift.
Lawal also set a Commonwealth record in the clean and jerk category, lifting 110kg, 115kg, and 116kg in all her attempts.
It was recorded that Lawal’s gold is Nigeria’s third medal at the games, after Adijat Olarinoye and Umoafia Joseph finished first and third on the platform of their weightlifting categories, respectively.
In boxing, Nigeria’s Adeyinka Benson booked a place in the quarter-final of the 71-75kg boxing category.
He defeated Abubakar Kumasi of Ghana 3-2 in the third round.
The 26-year-old will face Sam Hickey of Scotland on Wednesday at 3:15 pm.