Commonwealth Game 2018:Nigeria wins 3 Gold Medals in weightlifting

Contesting in ongoing Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia the men’s lightweight final, Ezuruike became the first Nigerian to claim a gold medal at this year’s edition with a lift of 224.3kg.

The five medals from weightlifting are three gold and two silver medals from the men and women’s lightweight and heavyweight powerlifting division.

Nigerian trio Roland Ezuruike, Esther Oyema and Ndidi Nwosu on Tuesday all won gold medals in the para-powerlifting

Paul Kehinde and Lucy Kehinde won silver medals each in the men and women’s events.

At the end of the event, Ezuruike had a total of 224.3 points to claim gold ahead of Kehinde who had a total of 219.9 points.

Esther Oyema emerged winner with a total point of 141.6 as she set a new world record at the end of the event.

Kehinde beat England’s Ali Jawad by a distance as he had a total of 182.7.

Ejike claimed the silver medal with a lift of 134.1kg and Zoe Newson from England took the bronze medal with a lift of 106.1 kg.

Also the women’s heavyweight, Nwosu emerged tops with a lift of 110.4kg to finish ahead of Louis Sudgen of England (89.2kg) and Joyce Njuguna of Kenya (89.0kg).

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