2023 Africa Games: Nigeria wins five medals In weightlifting

Team Nigeria on Sunday won five medals in Weightlifting at the ongoing 13th edition of Africa Games in Ghana.

The duo of King Kalu and Favour Agboro won the five medals comprising two silver and three bronze.

Competing in 55kg men category, King Kalu had a lift of 87kig in snatch before recording 115kg in clean and jerk to make a total of 202kg

On his part, Favour Agboro won two silver and a bronze in 61kg men category. He won silver medals in clean and jerk and a bronze in snatch.

He had 113kg in snatch and 140kg in clean and jerk with a total of 253kg to win the medals.

Nigeria’s third lifter on Sunday, Folarin Morufat in 45kg women category could not finish her competition midway after she sustained severe injury and could not continue.

Nigeria weightliers continue their push for more medals today on Day 3 of Weightlifting event at the 13th Africa Games in Accra.

Weightlifting event is holding at the University of Accra, Legon.

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