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2022 Birmingham: LASU student wins bronze medal in weightlifting

Supreme Desk
4 Aug 2022 12:29 PM GMT
2022 Birmingham: LASU student wins bronze medal in weightlifting
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Olatunji-Bello said that Yusuf, a Physical and Health Education student, won the women’s 64kg category by lifting 93kg in the snatch, clean and jerk: 113kg, 116kg and 119kg with a total result of 212kg.

Islamiyat Yusuf, a Sandwich Degree student of Lagos State University (LASU), Ilesha Campus, Osun, has won a bronze medal in weightlifting for Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

The Vice-Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, congratulated Yusuf in a statement issued on Thursday in Lagos.

Olatunji-Bello said that Yusuf, a Physical and Health Education student, won the women's 64kg category by lifting 93kg in the snatch, clean and jerk: 113kg, 116kg and 119kg with a total result of 212kg.

"I congratulate Yusuf on the performance; I declare her feat praiseworthy, which is the product of hard work, dedication and grit.

"Yusuf represents a breath of fresh air, an inspiration for other young ladies, especially those whose passion lie in sports.

"Apart from bringing glory to Nigeria, Yusuf's achievement will further draw attention to the immense sporting potential in LASU and also place the university on global map through sports," she said.

Olatunji-Bello prayed that Yusuf would continue to do exploit for her fatherland, Nigeria.

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