IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- 19-year-old weightlifter, Taiwo Liadi, has given Nigeria her 5th medal at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Liadi on Tuesday afternoon, won Nigeria’s 1st silver at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Liadi, who competed in the women’s 76kg weightlifting event, set a new junior Commonwealth Games record to finish second behind England’s Maya Laylor, who set a new Commonwealth Games record in the clean and jerk with a lift of 128kg.
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.
Canada’s Maya Laylor, who set a new Commonwealth Games record, grabbed gold with a lift of 128kg.
Laidi’s victory means Nigeria now has 5 medals (two gold, one silver, and two bronze) secured at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Nigeria, currently ranked ninth on the medals standings, had earlier won two gold and two bronze since the start of the games.