Nigerian Sets Weightlifting Record at London 2012 Olympics

A Nigerian weightlifter Felix Ekpo has broken Africa and Commonwealth records in 77 kg category. Ekpo achieved this feat in ongoing London 2012 Olympic Games when he lifted 151 kg (snatch) and 180 kg (Clean and Jerk), making his total 311.  His performance  at the snatch category is the best yet at Africa and Commonwealth levels.  The previous  Commonwealth record holder is Peter Yukio of Nauru.

Ekpo’ feat was however only good enough 8th position. Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, Minister of Sports and Chairman of NSC said although Ekpo did not win a medal his is commendable.

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