Innocent Nnamdi on Thursday won a bronze medal in the men’s lightweight para-powerlifting event.
The 23-year-old also previously held the world record of 33.35m for the F42 event before this tournament.
It was not a great outing for Nigeria in the men’s and women’s 100m track events at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Wednesday.
Compatriot Obiageri Ameachi clinched the bronze medal after throwing 56.99m in the same event while Jade Lilly of England emerged second with her 58.42m throw.
Lawal set three Commonwealth Games records in the women’s 59kg final, lifting 90kg in snatch, 116kg in clean and jerk, and 206kg.
After a sluggish start at NEC Hall 3 on Sunday, an inspired Nigerian side, led by Quadri Aruna, bounced back to defeat Malaysia 3-2, booking a semi-final spot.
The educationist said in a telephone interview on Sunday in Calabar that Nigeria’s female athletes were making the country proud.
On Monday, Loveline Obiji’s best lift of 147 kg was good enough to win a silver medal for Nigeria in the women’s powerlifting +86kg event at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.