Nigeria gets another win at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

by ‘Ifreke Inyang

Mariam Usman~

Nigeria continues to get more joy in weightlifting at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, after Maryam Usman clinched gold in the women’s over 75kg category.

It took a huge slice of luck for her to emerge tops, as defending champion Ele Opeloge of Samoa spilt her attempted 161kg clean and jerk, which would have been a new Commonwealth Games record.

Usman, 23, finished with an overall score of 280 kilogrammes, ahead of Opeloge. Tracey Lambrechs from New Zealand took bronze.

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