Birmingham 2022 Update: Weightlifting gives Nigeria another medal

Birmingham 2022 Update: Weightlifting gives Nigeria another medal
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L-R) Silver medallist, Vaipava Loane of Team Samoa, Jeremey Lalrinnunga of India, the gold medallist and Nigeria’s Edidiong Umofia of Nigeria who won the bronze medal

Nigeria has gotten yet another podium finish as Edidiong Joseph Umoafia wins bronze medal in men’s 67kg weightlifting. This is Nigeria’s second medal in weightlifting and overall at the games following Olarinoye’s earlier gold medal in the women’s event.

But India seems to be in lead in weightlifting as Jeremy Lalrinnunga claimed the country’s  fifth Weightlifting medal of Birmingham 2022 with gold in the men’s 67kg, breaking two Games records on his way to victory.

The 19-year-old, who also won the Commonwealth Championship title in the same weight in Tashkent last year, lifted a record 140kg in the snatch before a further 160kg in the clean and jerk to set a Commonwealth target of 300kg.

Glasgow 2014 bronze medallist Vaipava Ioane of Samoa secured silver after lifting a Games record 166kg in the clean and jerk

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