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Nigeria's Rafiatu Folashade Lawal during the Women's 59kg Final at The NEC on day three of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Sunday July 31, 2022.

Rafiatu Folashade Lawal is a Nigerian weightlifting gold medalist. Her birthday is November 12th, 1996, and she was born in Oyo State, Nigeria.

At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which took place in Birmingham, England, she competed in the women’s 59 kilogramme division and came away with the gold medal.

Quick Facts About Rafiatu Lawal

  • Full Name — Rafiatu Folashade Lawal
  • Date of Birth — November 12, 1996
  • Place of Birth — Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Sport — Weightlifting
  • Honours — 1 Commonwealth Games Gold Medal (Birmingham 2022), 1 African Games Gold Medal (Rabat 2019), 1 Commonwealth Championships Gold Medal (Tashkent 2021), 1 African Championships Gold Medal (Nairobi 2021)

In 2019, Rafiatu Lawal competed for Nigeria in the African Games held in Rabat, Morocco. She competed in the women’s 59 kilogramme division and won the gold medal.

At the 2021 African Weightlifting Championship, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, Rafiatu not only won her event but also took home the gold medal.

At the 2019 African Games, which took place in Rabat, Morocco, Rafiatu was victorious in the Women’s 59kg competition and brought home the gold medal. She also won the gold medal in the clean and jerk competition as well as the snatch competition, where she set a new record with 93 grammes during the snatch match.

At the World Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 2021, she competed in the women’s 59 kilogramme division. She ended up coming in sixth place overall in this competition.

As a result of her performance, she won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in 2021. At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which were held in Birmingham, England, Rafuiatu was able to compete, and she ended up winning the Women’s 59-Kilogram division, which earned her the coveted gold medal.

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