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Birmingham 2022: Nigeria on a winning mission

Islamiyat Adebukola Yusuf won Team Nigeria’s fourth medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Photo: www.completesports.com

It has been a win-win season for Nigerian teams as victories are recorded at various sporting encounters.

Team Nigeria’s weightlifting squad, on Monday, brought home yet another medal at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, with 19-year-old Islamiyat Adebukola Yusuf, the latest medalist.

This comes shortly after Amusan won a gold medal at a recent tournament.

On Saturday, Adijat Olarinoye and Rafiatu Lawal gave the country two gold medals, while Umoafia Edidiong brought home a bronze to take the country’s haul to three.   

On Monday, teenage lifter, Yusuf, added yet another bronze medal to the kitty, coming third in the Women’s 64kg event at the National Exhibition Centre.

She lifted a total of 212kg to end behind Canada’s Maude Charron and Cochrane Sarah of Australia, who won the gold and silver medals respectively.

Reporting by Nkiruka Nwachukwu; editing by Muzha Kucha