Folashade Oluwafemiayo clinches gold at the Commonwealth Games

By: Gyang Dakwo

Nigeria’s Folashade Oluwafemiayo has clinched a 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, 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.

Nigerian women have been doing very great at the CWG 2022, breaking records and making the country proud at the event taking place in Birmingham, England.