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Adekuoroye, Adeniyi, Usman bag gold in women’s events

Adekuoroye, Adeniyi, Usman bag gold in women’s events
July 30
18:53 2014
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Odunayo Adekuoroye beat India’s Lalita Lalita to win the women’s free style 53 kg category gold medal match in mere 31 seconds at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

Lalita was overwhelmed after a display of raw power from the Nigerian 21-year-old who must have learnt from her first round defeat in Delhi 2010 to the then Olympic and world champion, Carol Huynh of Canada.

The bronze medals went to South Africa’s Mpho Madi and Jill Gallays of Canada.

In the 58kg final, it was Nigeria getting the better of India yet again as Aminat Adeniyi beat Sakshi Malik to the gold medal.

The match was stopped on grounds of technical superiority after Aminat completely dominated her opponent.

The bronze medals went to New Zealand’s Tayla Ford and Canada’s Braxton Rei Stone.

Also on Wednesday, Maryam Usman  won gold medal in the +75 kg class weightlifting.

Usman, who was the country’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Games, won with 280 kg ahead of Samoa’s Ele Opeloge on 271 kg and New Zealand’s Tracey Lambrechs, who lifted a combined total of 237 kg to win the bronze medal.

Nigeria, now with 19 medals, is placed eight on the medals’ table.

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