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Nigeria makes history at Commonwealth Games

The trio of Esther Onyema, Ganiyatu Onaolapo and Osamwenyobor Arasomwan have made history by securing victory in the event’s Open Press women’s final in the on going commonwealth games.

Onyema claimed gold with a total of 148.1 kg; Onaolapo won silver with 139.3kg and Arasomwan clinched bronze with 124.6kg.

The medals have now increased the country’s medals to 11 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze, bringing the total to 34. It is Nigeria’s first medal sweep across any Commonwealth Games sport, and took its overall weightlifting medal tally in Delhi to 11.

In the Open category, the results are calculated by using a formula that creates a ratio between the actual weight lifted and body weight of the athlete.