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VIDEO: Taiwo Liadi wins Nigeria’s 5th 2022 Commonwealth Games medal

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Nigeria’s first silver medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games was earned by Taiwo Liadi.

Liadi set a new junior Commonwealth Games record while competing in the women’s 76kg weightlifting event. She came in second place to Maya Laylor of England, who broke the previous record for the clean and jerk with a lift of 128kg.

Liadi won the silver medal in the clean and jerk by surpassing 11 opponents and breaking the junior record with a lift of 120 kg. Maximina Uepa of Nauru had to settle for the bronze medal.

With Laidi’s triumph, Nigeria will now be guaranteed five medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games—two gold, one silver, and two bronze.

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