Weightlifter, Adijat Adenike Olarinoye Wins Nigeria’s First Gold At Commonwealth Games

Date: 31-07-2022 6:03 am (2 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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On Saturday, July 30, Nigeria won its first medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games holding in Birmingham, UK.

Adijat Adenike Olarinoye recorded a total of 203kg in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event to win Nigeria’s first gold medal in the games.

Before winning the medal, Olarinoye had set two records in 10 minutes, lifting 90kg and 92kg in the Snatch category of women’s 55kg Weightlifting event.

The Nigerian anthem was sang while the country’s flag was displayed shortly after the gold medalist was decorated.

India’s Bindrayani Sorokhaibam came second while England’s Fraer Morrow came third.

Nigeria almost started the games on a shaky note over the absence of kit. The BBC had reported how a British sportswear manufacturer had to answer an SOS call from Nigeria’s Commonwealth Games team.

Gino Ruffinato, manager of the MG Sportswear firm, which is based in a town near Birmingham, said at first thought it was a “wind-up” before launching his 14 staff into action.

“As it progressed I started getting emails with orders on, so at that point I thought, hang on, I think this is serious,” he told the BBC.

“When they hit us with the deadline saying it needs to be there for Friday and today was Tuesday… there’s all the fabric, the print, the designs to get out in two days. It was a bit hair-raising.”

His team had to make 200 pieces of kit including running vests and shorts, staff tracksuits and even 400 Nigerian badges.

Ruffinato said it had been “panic stations” but his staff had embraced the challenge.


Posted: at 31-07-2022 06:03 AM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- Baye77 at 31-07-2022 07:57 AM (2 weeks ago)
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Congratulations to her. All the best ahead.
Nigerian team, no kits??? Man, that's the lowest of it all.
I know some will be quick to blame the politicians again, but I want to enlighten you on something, our various sports have bodies, football, basket ball, athletics and so on.. These sports bodies are headed by civil servants, not politicians. These rogues embezzle monies meant to develop these sports. If I narrate to you the level of corruption in the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), you won't believe it. Once again, Nigerians are the problem of Nigeria.
Posted: at 31-07-2022 07:57 AM (2 weeks ago) | Hero
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- maizaxx at 31-07-2022 09:01 AM (2 weeks ago)
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For heaven's sake! Why the panic frantic approach?
We had 4 years to plan for this event and yet we couldn't meet up.
Are we cursed as a nation?
To the champion, congratulations.
I won't be surprised that she did all the work to get to where she is with little or no support from our accursed government!
Posted: at 31-07-2022 09:01 AM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 31-07-2022 11:48 AM (2 weeks ago)
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Meanwhile, the ministry of sport dey collects allocation money yearly
Posted: at 31-07-2022 11:48 AM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
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