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Nigeria rakes in 6 medals from weightlifting

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Oluwatoyin-AdesanmiOluwatoyin Adesanmi won another gold medal for Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games in the women’s 63kg weightlifting yesterday.

The African championship silver medallist pushed Commonwealth No.1 and compatriot Obioma Okoli into the silver position.

India’s Punam Yadav, the youngest lifter at 19, took bronze.

She followed her compatriot, Chika Analha who won gold Saturday after she recorded a lift of 107 kg in clean and jerk event.

That brought to six the number of medals won by Nigeria in weighlifting, placing her atop the medal table in the event.

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