Nigerian Women in Glasgow: Another Gold in Weightlifting (75kg) by Maryam Usman

Maryam Usman
Maryam Usman continued the dominant form in the women weight lifting sport as she clinched the gold in the women’s 75kg category. The 23-year-old Usman registered an overall score of 280 kilogrammes thanks to 125kg in the snatch and 155kg in the clean and jerk.

Samoa’s defending champion Ele Opeloge finished in second place with 271kg, whilst New Zealand’s Tracey Lambrechs took the bronze with 237kg. “I feel really excited about winning. I’ve had my mind on gold ever since the very beginning. I believed I would get it and I did,” said a delighted Usman.

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