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Nigeria wins another medal at Commonwealth Games

Umoafia Edidiong, Nigeria lifter has won bronze medal in the Men’s 67KG category.

Umoafia lifted 130kg in the snatch, 160kg in the Clean and Jerk with a total of 290kg to win the second medal for Nigeria.

Edidiong finished third behind young weightlifter, Jeremy Lalrinnunga who smashed two Games records on his way to a sensational gold medal win as he added a second yellow metal to India’s tally.

The 2018 Youth Olympic champion dominated the men’s 67kg competition with a total lift of 300kg (140kg+160kg), finishing ahead of Samoa’s Vaipava Nevo Ioane, who managed a total of 293kg (127kg +166kg).

Edidiong Joseph Umoafia lifted 140kg in a successful second attempt which begun with 136kg.

writing by Adeniyi Bakare