Usman wins weightlifting women’s +75kg gold, as Nigeria increases medals haul

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ABUJA – Maryam Usman Wednesday won +75 kg gold take Team Nigeria top of weightlifting medals table at ongoing Commonwealth in Glasgow, Scotland.

Usman scored 125 in snatch and155 in clean and jerk for a total of 280 at Clyde Auditorium, leaving Samoa’ Ele Opeloge the silver after a total of 271.

Opeloge the defending champion made a last-ditch effort win the gold by attempting lift 161.[eap_ad_1]

But she failed and ended up with 120 snatch and 151 clean and jerk.

Tracy Lambrechs of Zealand won the bronze medal after a total of 237, from 101 snatch and 136 clean and jerk.

Usman’ win heralded by those by Aminat Adeniyi and Odunayo Adekuroye in freestyle wrestling, with Adeniyi winning in the 58kg and Adekuroye in the 53kg.

The ’s helped Nigeria to move up the overall medals table to eighth at the end of seven days of competition, with six gold, five silver and eight bronze. But Nigeria’s total haul made up largely of three gold four silver and bronze which placed Team Nigeria top of the weightlifting medals table.

for Adeniyi and Adekuroye also moved Nigeria into third place the wrestling medals table, after two gold, silver and five bronze medals.

Athletics has also given Team Nigeria gold and bronze, while table has brought in one bronze.(NAN)[eap_ad_4]