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19-year-old Taiwo Liadi wins silver at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Teenage weightlifter Taiwo Liadi has won a silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

Liadi, who competed in the women’s 76kg weightlifting event set a new junior Commonwealth Games record by lifting 120kg in the clean and jerk to beat 11 competitors to the silver medal.

The 19-year-old on Tuesday, August 2 finished second behind Canada’s Maya Laylor, who set a new Commonwealth Games record in the clean and jerk with a lift of 128kg.

Overall, Laylor got 228 points while Liadi garnered 216 points. Nauru’s Maximina Uepa finished in third place.

Nigeria now has five medals altogether — two gold, one silver and two bronze medals — and all of them came from weightlifting.

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