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The trio of Lawal Rafiat Folasade, Liadi Taiwo and Osijo Mary Taiwo have been selected to represent Nigeria in weightlifting competitions in the forthcoming Commonwealth games at the Alexander Stadium in Perry Bar sub-urban region of Birmingham.

Osijo Mary
Liadi Taiwo
Lawal Rafiat Folasade

The three weightlifting athletic champions of Oyo State origin are billed to participate as from Saturday July 30th to Wednesday August 3rd, 2022.

The Commonwealth Games officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Birmingham 2022 will commence with opening ceremony on July 28th and the closing ceremony is slated for August 8th respectively.

The athletes that are earmarked to participate are 5,054 from all the 72 Commonwealth nations of the world.

In the international multi-sports events it is expected that 280 events in 20 sports will take place in Birmingham city, England.

Recall that Birmingham was announced as the host on 21st December 2017, making it third time that England will be hosting the Commonwealth Games after London in 1934.


The participating athletes will be airlifted from the International Airport, Abuja this weekend.

By oyonews

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