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Commonwealth Games: Innocent Nnamdi wins para-powerlifting medal

Innocent Nnamdi on Thursday won a bronze medal in the men’s lightweight para-powerlifting event.

• August 5, 2022
Nnamdi Innocent
Nnamdi Innocent

Nigeria’s captain to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Innocent Nnamdi, on Thursday won a bronze medal in the men’s lightweight para-powerlifting event.

Nnamdi’s successful lift of 190kg for a total points of 132.5 was not enough to secure the gold medal.

Malaysia’s Bonnie Gustin scored 154.6 points to win the gold medal and set a new Games record.

The silver medal went to Mark Swan from England with 145.5 points, leaving Nnamdi in third place.

Another Nigerian, Thomas Kure, finished fourth with the same points total as Nnamdi, but he recorded a lift of 180kg.

In the final of the women’s event, Nigeria’s duo of Onyinyechi Mark and Latifat Tijani were disqualified but the country had filed an appeal to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

(NAN)

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