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Another Nigerian, Olarinoye, Wins Gold Medal, Breaks Records At Commonwealth Games

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Just as Nigerians are celebrating the feat achieved by Tobi Amusan who set a new world record in in the women’s 100m hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, a Nigerian Weightlifter, Adijat Adenike Olarinonye, has won the first gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Olarinoye recorded a total of 203kg in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event.

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The 203kg lift is a new Commonwealth Games record Nigeria’s first gold.

Adijat Adenike Olarinoye was born on July 14, 1999.

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