Stephen Dunmoye

Lagos State’s Florence Olarinoye showed her experience in the 45kg women’s class at the 2023 National Sports Festival, NSF in Asaba on Sunday as she scooped all the three gold medals for team Lagos on day 2 of the ongoing National Youth Games, NYG 49kg female class in weightlifting event.

Aged just 13, Florence outlifted her opponents to secure the all-important three gold medals for her state.

Meanwhile, at 12 years, she won bronze in 45kg class at the 2022 National Sports Festival, NSF also in Asaba in December last year.

She lifted 56kg in snatch and had an impressive 72kg lift in clean and jerk totaling 128kg to win the medals.

Nigeria’s Capital, the FCT gained all the silver medals after Chidirim Marvelous Ibeh competing for the Green and White team, lifted 53kg in snatch, 67kg clean and jerk and 120kg in total.

Bayelsa State went home with all the three bronze medals with courtesy of Christianah Adefemi heroics. She lifted 48kg in snatch, 65 in clean and jerk and 104kg in total to place 3rd on the podium.

Full results of 49kg weightlifting event on Sunday

Florence Olarinoye (Lagos) 56kg – Gold

Chidirim Marvelous Ibeh ( FCT) 53kg – Silver

Christianah Adefemi (Bayelsa) 48kg – Bronze

Clean and Jerk

Florence Olarinoye 72kg – Gold

Chidirim Marvelous Ibeh. 67kg – Silver

Christianah Adefemi 65kg – Bronze


Florence Olarinoye 128kg – Gold

Chidirim Marvelous Ibeh. 120kg – Silver

Christianah Adefemi 104kg – Bronze

The weightlifting event continues on Monday with the 55kg male class taking centre stage at the Hall Three, Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State capital.