Team Nigeria is on a row in powerlifting in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
The team won 3 gold and 2 silver medals in the sport, shooting Nigeria to number 10 on the medals table.
According to Complete Sports, Roland Ezuruike lifted 224.3kg in the men’s para powerlifting lightweight event to clinch the gold medal.
— Gold Coast 2018 (@GC2018) April 10, 2018
His compatriot, Paul Kehinde, the defending champion, settled for the silver medal with a lift of 219.9kg.
Esther Oyema set a new world record when she lifted 141.6kg in the women’s lightweight event, winning the gold medal.
These ladies were way on a different level above other competitors in #GC2018Powerlifting, challenging each other for GOLD. In the end it took a World Record from Esther Oyema to separate them both as Lucy Ejike settled for Silver. Thanks for the honour you've brought to Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/T6iLoXDkeh
— Making of Champions (@MakingOfChamps) April 10, 2018
Lucy Ejike, with a lift of 134.1kg, claimed the silver medal.
In the women’s heavyweight, Ndidi Nwosu lifted 110.4kg to win the gold medal.