Team Nigeria has won its 5th medal at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Female lifter Taiwo Laidi won a Silver medal in the women’s 76kg weightlifting event setting a new junior Commonwealth Games record in the process.
She finished 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.
Taiwo Laidi’s victory means Nigeria now has 5 medals (two gold, one silver, and two bronze) secured at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.