NSF Delta 2022 : National Sports Festival: Bayelsa, Delta, FCT Win Gold Medals In Weightlifting Events After Day 1

Bayelsa, Delta States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT are showing their dominance as the two states won three gold medals each and FCT won two hola medals in weightlifting events at the ongoing 2022 National Sports Festival, NSF, in Asaba, Delta Stat, on Monday.

Appah Emmanuel of Bayelsa State collected all the three gold medals in Snatch, Clean&Jerk and Total in 61kg men category.

He had 110kg in Snatch, 140kg in Clean &Jerk and 250kg in Total to cart away the gold medals.

Tuesday Emmanuel of Lagos State won three silver after lifting 105kg, 132kg and 237kg in Snatch, Clean&Jerk and Total. Michael Stephen of Plateau State won bronze in Snatch with a 103kg lift while Ifeanyi Joseph Nwagu, Bayelsa State won two bronze medals in Clean&Jerk and Total with 123kg and 223kg, respectively.

Host state, Delta also amassed three gold medals in 45kg women category. Morufat Folarin recorded 58kg, 73kg and 131kg lifts to win three gold medals in Snatch, Clean&Jerk and Total, in that order.

Christiana Allorma of Rivers State won three silver medals in Snatch, Clean&Jerk and Total with 55kg, 65kg, and 120kg lifts in same category

Blessing Andrew of Kwara State won two bronze medals in Snatch and Total with 55kg and 117kg lifts. Lagos State’s 12-year old Olarinoye Florence, claimed bronze in Clean&Jerk with 64kg lift in the 45kg women category

In the men 55kg category, Cara Elechi of Bayelsa State won gold in Snatch with 95kg,
Adeleye Abayomi of Ekiti State claimed silver with 94kg lift while Solomon John of FCT won bronze with 93kg.

Solomon John showed dominance in Clean&Jerk and Total as he won the two gold medals after lifting 121kg and 224kg, in that order.

Owaseye Sunday, Ondo State, won silver in Clean&Jerk with 121kg lift, King Kalu of Cross River State won silver in Total with 222kg lift while 120kg and 212kg lifts in same categories fetched two bronze medals for Elijah Joshua of Kaduna State

Below are the full results of weightlifting events after Day One:

45kg Women

Snatch
Morufat Folarin, Delta State, 58kg, gold
Christiana Allorma, Rivers State, 55kg, silver
Blessing Andrew, Kwara State, 55kg, bronze

Clean & Jerk
Morufat Folarin, Delta State, 73kg, gold
Christiana Allorma, Rivers State, 65kg, silver
Olarinoye Florence, Lagos State, 64kg, bronze

Total

Morufat Folarin, Delta State, 131kg, gold
Christiana Allorma, Rivers State, 120kg, silver
Blessing Andrew, Kwara State, 117kg, bronze

55KG Men
Snatch

Cara Elechi, Bayelsa State, 95kg, gold
Adeleye Abayomi – Ekiti State, 94kg, silver
Solomon John – FCT, 93kg, bronze

Clean & Jerk
Solomon John, FCT, 121kg, gold
Owaseye Sunday, Ondo State, 121kg, silver
Elijah Joshua, Kaduna State, 120kg, bronze

Total

Solomon John, FCT, 214kg, gold
King Kalu Cross River, 212kg, silver
Elijah Joshua, Kaduna State, 210kg, bronze

61kg Men

Snatch
Appah Emmanuel, Bayelsa State, 110kg, gold.
Tuesday Emmanuel, Lagos State, 105kg, silver
Michael Stephen, Plateau State, 103kg, bronze

Clean&Jerk

Appah Emmanuel, Bayelsa State, 140kg, gold.
Tuesday Emmanuel, Lagos State, 132kg, silver
Ifeanyi Joseph Nwagu, Bayelsa State, 123kg, bronze

Total

Appah Emmanuel, Bayelsa State, 250kg, gold.
Tuesday Emmanuel, Lagos State, 237kg, silver
Ifeanyi Joseph Nwagu, Bayelsa State, 223kg, bronze

Weightlifting Events For Today, Tuesday 6th December

49Kg Women
Weigh in 7:30am – 8:30am –
Competition – 9:30am

55Kg Women
Weigh in – 10:30am – 11:30am
Competition – 1:30pm

73Kg Men Group B
Weigh in 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Competition – 6:30pm

Weightlifting events are holding at the Multi-purpose Hall, Orchid Hotel, by DBS junction, Asaba