BREAKING NEWS: African Games 2023: Nigeria retains second position in weightlifting event

African Games 2023: Nigeria retains second position in weightlifting event

Games 2023: retains second position in weightlifting

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Nigeria finished in second position in the weightlifting event at the African Games 2023.

The country's lifters won a total of 32 medals.

lifters won 16 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze medals to come second behind leading country Egypt.

Egypt, who continued her dominance in the sport, had a total of 24 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals.

All 12 Nigerian lifters won medals, with the exception of Morufat Folarin, who was injured on Day 1 of the competition and could not continue.

The African Games weightlifting event, which began on Saturday, March 9th, was rounded off on Friday, March 15, 2024, at the of , Legon.

Nigeria weightlifting team will return home with their shoulders held high, having retained their second position, which they achieved in Rabat, Morocco, four years ago.

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