Folashade Oluwafemiayo

Commonwealth Games: Oluwafemiayo, Nwachukwu set world records, lift Team Nigeria’s medal haul to 13


Team Nigeria’s Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Goodness Nwachukwu, Thursday, broke world records in the women’s heavyweight powerlifting and discus throw events to win two gold medals for the country.

Oluwafemiayo lifted a series of; 130kg, 150kg and 155kg to score a cumulative 123.4 points, to win yet another gold medal for Nigeria.

Goodness Nwachukwu had earlier broken two world records in women’s discus F-42 to clinch gold.

Bose Omolayo finished second behind Oluwafemi after lifting 145kg and scored 115.2 points.

Female Para-athletes Goodness Nwachukwu, Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Bose Omolayo won 2 gold medals, and 1 silver medal to take Team Nigeria’s collection at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham to 13.

Nwachukwu set two world records in the women’s F42-44/61-64 Discus Throw on Thursday to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Nwachukwu set the first record with her first attempt, throwing a mark of 34.84 metres.

She improved on this with a 36.56m throw to set another record.

For Oluwafemiayo, this was after she recorded a series of 130kg, 150kg and 155kg lifts to score a cumulative 123.4 points and win a gold medal as well.

Compatriot Bose Omolayo got the silver medal in the event with 115.2 points, while Hani Watson of Australia finished on 98.5 points.

Team Nigeria’s Obichukwu Ikechukwu also won a Silver medal in the men’s heavyweight category while Nnamdi Innocent’s lift of 132.5kg in the Men’s lightweight won a bronze medal.

Nigeria’s tally is now 13, with five of them gold, three silver and five bronze.

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