Six Lifters To Represent Nigeria At International Weightlifting Championship Unveiled


Ahead of the 2023 International Weightlifting Championship in Saudi Arabia, the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) has listed 6 lifters that will represent the country.

The list which comprises four females and two males includes 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallists, Folashade Lawal and Adijat Olarinoye (55kg).

Also on the list are 2019 African Games gold medallist, Joy Ogbonne (71kg) and multiple national champion, Ruth Ayodele.

The duo of Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Edidiong Umofia (73kg), and the 2019 All Africa Games silver medallist, Desmond Akano (89kg) are the males listed.

117 countries with 719 lifters made up of 365 men and 354 women that will be competing for honours in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.