August 18, 2022

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Taiwo Liadi Wins Nigeria’s 5th Commonwealth Medal

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The Nigerian team has now won five medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Taiwo Liadi Wins Nigeria’s 5th Commonwealth Medal

In winning silver in the women’s 76 kg weightlifting competition, Taiwo Laidi broke a previous junior Commonwealth Games record.

She came in second place to Maya Laylor of England, who broke the previous clean and jerk Commonwealth Games record with a lift of 128.

To set a junior record, Liadi lifted 120kg in the clean and jerk to beat other 11 competitors to the silver medal. Nauru’s Maximina Uepa settled for bronze medal in the event.

Taiwo Laidi’s victory means Nigeria now has 5 medals (two gold, one silver, and two bronze) secured at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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