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Nigerian lifters continue dominance at Africa Senior Weightlifting Championship

Posted : 08 February 2024

Team Nigeria continues its dominance at the ongoing Africa Senior Weightlifting Championship in Egypt as Edidiong Umoafia clinched two more medals, securing two silver medals.

Edidiong Umoafia, who competed in the 73kg men's category, is also the 2022 Commonwealth Bronze medalist. His latest achievement includes two silver medals in snatch and total.

He successfully lifted 144kg in snatch and 170kg in clean and jerk, accumulating a total of 314.

These two silver medals have elevated Nigeria's medal count at the championship to 8. Previously, Rafiatu Lawal and Adijat Olarinoye both secured three gold and three silver medals each on Tuesday.

Nigeria's participation in the championship will conclude on Wednesday, with Joy Eze Ogbonne competing in the 71kg women's category at 11 am Nigeria time.

The Africa Senior Weightlifting Championship also serves as a qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Nigerian weightlifters will engage in the final qualifying campaign later in March, scheduled from March 31 to April 11, 2024, in Phuket, Thailand.


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