Edidiong Umoafia wins Nigeria’s second 2022 Commonwealth Games medal

Edidiong Umoafia

Edidiong Umoafia on Sunday morning clinched the bronze medal in the men’s 67kg weightlifting event to bag Nigeria’s second medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Umoafia lifted a combined 290kg to get on the podium.

India’s Jeremy Lalrinnunga won the gold medal with a grand total of 300kg, which is also a new Commonwealth Games record.

Samoa’s veteran lifter Vaipava Ioane won the silver with a combined lift of 293kg.

Umoafia’s medal comes a day after Adijat Olarinoye clinched gold to earn Nigeria the first medal at the competition.

The 23-year-old set a new Commonwealth Games record with a total of 203kg.