Islamiyat Adebukola Yusuf, weightlifter has increased Nigeria’s media haul after she secured another bronze medal for Team Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games, in the United Kingdom.
Islamiyat clinched bronze in the Women’s 64kg event on Monday, August 1 2022 at the National Exhibition Centre.
She had a total lift of 212KG to finish third behind Maude Charron (Canada) and Cochrane Sarah (Australia) who finished in first and second positions respectively.
While Charron who set a new Games Record had a combined lift of 231KG, the 216KG combined lift earned by Cochrane was good enough for the silver medal
Monday’s bronze medal is the fourth medal for Nigeria in the weightlifting event where the country had earlier won two gold and another bronze medal.
Olarinoye Adenike Adijat was the first Gold Medalist in the women’s 55kg weightlifting, and Edidiong Joseph Umoafia clinched Bronze Medal in men’s 67kg Weightlifting with Rafiatu Folashade Lawal winning another Gold Medal in women’s 59kg Weightlifting.