At the ongoing 22nd Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Team Nigeria has earned another gold medal.
In the competition on Sunday night in the second-largest city in the UK, Folashade Lawal won the nation’s second gold medal.
She not only accomplished the feat, but she also set a new 206kg Commonwealth Games record in the women’s 59kg weightlifting competition.
An ecstatic Folashade responded to her success by saying that while she had worked hard to prepare for the challenge, earning a gold medal fell short of her expectations.
Team Nigeria now has three medals in total, all from weightlifting, as Folashade’s victory came only hours after Edidiong Umoafia took home the bronze in the men’s 67kg event.
After earning the nation’s first gold medal at the games in the women’s 55kg weightlifting competition on Saturday, Adijat Olarinoye helped Nigeria climb the medal standings.
Another competition saw the men’s table tennis team go to the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games by defeating Malaysia 3-2 after coming from behind.
Team Nigeria will need to defeat their Indian opponents to secure a place in the finals and ensure another medal for the nation after their incredible comeback allowed them move to the next stage of the competition.