Commonwealth Games: Nigeria wins 3 Gold Medals in Powerlifting

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.

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.

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.

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