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Commonwealth Games 2022; Folashade Oluwafemiayo, Bose Omolayo win Gold and Silver at Powerlifting

By Editor | Aug 5, 2022

Folashade Oluwafemiayo has won another gold medal for Nigeria in the women’s heavyweight powerlifting event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Folashade broke the world record after lifting 130kg, 150kg and 155kg to score a cumulative 123.4 points, to win another gold for Nigeria on Thursday evening.

Nigeria won the gold and silver medals in the event, with Bose Omolayo finishing second behind her compatriot to make it a Nigerian 1-2. Omolayo had lifted 145kg and scored 115.2 points to get on the podium. Watson Hani of Australia clinched the bronze medal.

Nigeria's medal haul now stands at four gold, two silver and five bronze medals and now move up to ninth position in the medal standings.