2022 Commonwealth Games: Oyetola hails gold medallist, Olarinoye’s stellar, record-breaking performance

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has described Adijat Adenike Olarinoye’s gold medal heroics at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, as a stellar and record-breaking performance.

Olarinoye won Nigeria’s first gold medal at the competition when she lifted 92kg in the Snatch, 11kg in Clean and Jerk, lifting 293kg in total to set a Games record for accumulated lifts on Saturday, July 30, 2022.

The gold medal made her emerge overall best in the women’s 55kg category of the weightlifting event.

In a congratulatory statement on Sunday by Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, the governor hailed the Osun-born weightlifter for her impressive performance.

Oyetola also disclosed that Osun and Nigeria are proud of her.

“On behalf of the government and good people of Osun, I am very delighted to congratulate a distinguished daughter of Osun, Adijat Olarinoye, for winning Nigeria’s first gold medal at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

“Nigeria and our state in particular is proud of your stellar and record-setting performance. Your success is no doubt a reward of your hardwork and determination over the years. We are happy to be associated with you and wish you all the best as you continue to represent the nation with pride and courage,” the governor said.

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