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Nigeria’s Folashade Lawal Rafiatu sets new Commonwealth Games record with second gold medal

Nigeria’s Rafiatu Folashade Lawal broke three Commonwealth Games records to win Nigeria’s second gold medal at the event.

The 25-year-old Rafiatu clinched gold in the final of the women’s 59kg weightlifting event after lifting 90kg in the snatch category, setting a new Commonwealth Games record.

Rafiatu lifted 110kg at the first attempt, then at the second attempt lifted 115kg to set the new Games record, and then on the third attempt set another Commonwealth Games World Record, lifting 116kg.

A combined 206kg is a new Commonwealth Games Record in the women’s 59kg weightlifting event.

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