Debutant Ayodele won three medals for Nigeria at the World Championships

Nigerian weightlifter Ruth Ayodele won three medals in the women’s category up to 64 kg at the just-ended tournament. IWF World Championships on Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The 23-year-old won two silver medals and one bronze medal in lifting 100 kg in Snatch, 122 kg in Clean and Jerk and 222 kg in Total.

Mosquera Llamosa of Colombia won three golds by lifting 101 kg in the Snatch discipline, 122 kg also in the Clean and Jerk discipline and 223 kg in the Total, and Korea’s Minkyung Park won one silver and two bronze medals in the women’s 64 kg category.

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In the women’s 59kg category, 2022 Commonwealth gold medalist Rafiatu Lawal finished sixth with lifts of 100kg in the Snatch, 125kg in the Clean and Jerk and 225kg overall, while Adijat Olarinoye placed 15th with lifting 95 kg in the Snatch discipline. , 120 kg in Clean and Jerk, as well as 215 kg in Total. Far below their best

Meanwhile, Edidiong Umoafia with a lift of 140kg in Snatch, 170kg in Clean and Jerk and 310kg in Total finished 18th in the Men’s 73kg category.

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