Weightlifting continued to rake in medals for Nigeria at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games as Islamiyat Yusuf had to settle for bronze in the women’s 64kg of the weightlifting event to increase Nigeria’s medal hauls to two gold and two bronze medals in Birmingham.

Yusuf, who was earlier in pole to settle for silver, dropped down the pecking order after Australia’s Sarah Cochrane beat her to 100kg lift in the snatch event.

The event won by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gold medalist Maude Charron, who lifted 130kg in the clean and jerk to set a new Commonwealth Games record.

Yusuf’s bronze medal added to Nigeria’s medal hauls with two gold and two bronze medals contributed by the weightlifting team.

It was Adijat Olarinoye and Rafiat Lawal that won the two gold medals while Yusuf and Edidiong Umoafia settled for bronze medals in their various divisions.

The weightlifting event continues later in the day.