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Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Yakubu Fails In Women’s Weightlifting

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s Yakubu Fails In Women’s Weightlifting

Nigeria’s poor outing in the weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, continued on Friday following Fatima Yakubu’s disappointing finish, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Competing in the women’s 53kg category, Yakubu got a verdict of “did not finish” and was not ranked among the 14 contestants in the final standings.


India’s Sanita Chanu Khumukcham won the gold medal with a lift of 192kg.

Papua New Guinea’s Loa Dika Toua won the silver medal after a lift of 182kg, while the bronze went to Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet of Canada who did 181kg.

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In the opening day of events on Thursday, Favour Agboro and Monica Uweh failed to make a podium finish in the men and women weightlifting events.

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