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weightlifter Edidiong Umoafia has earned a bronze medal in the men’s 67kg category.

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At the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, weightlifter Edidiong Umoafia has earned a bronze medal in the men’s 67kg category.

It’s Nigeria’s second medal at the event after Adijat Olarinoye, another weightlifter, won the gold and broke a Games record late on Saturday night.

Umoafia lifted a total of 290 kg to place first.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga of India won the gold medal with a total weight of 300 kg, a new Commonwealth Games record.

 

With a total lift of 293kg, experienced lifter Vaipava Ioane of Samoa took home the silver medal.

 

The award for Umoafia comes one day after Nigeria’s Adijat Olarinoye won the competition’s first medal with a gold medal.

 

With a total weight of 203kg, the 23-year-old broke the previous Commonwealth Games record.

weightlifter Edidiong Umoafia has earned a bronze medal in the men's 67kg category.

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