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Nigerian lifter Augustina Nwaokolo wins opening gold

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Teenage Nigerian weightlifter Augustina Nkem Nwaokolo has won the first gold medal of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi in the women's 48kg division.

The 17-year-old set a new Games record of 175kg after lifting 77kg in the snatch and 98kg in the clean and jerk to upset home favourite Soniya Chanu.

The Indian twice failed to lift the 103kg she needed to take gold and had to settle for silver with 167kg.

Fellow Indian Sandhya Rani finished third with an aggregate of 165kg.

India also took silver and bronze in the men's 56kg category with Sukhen Dey and Srinivasa Rao finishing behind Malaysia's Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim.

Ibrahim won the gold medal in Manchester in 2002 but missed out on defending his title in Melbourne four years later while he served a two-year doping ban.



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Congrats to her. At least, this would give us something else to focus on than the deplorable state of our soccer.


Good for her!
i wonder if she trains in nigeria or out of the country.
shame no dey catch the minister of sports?
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