NSF: Kingsley wins three golds for Rivers in weightlifting 49kg



Stella Kingsley of Rivers has won three gold medals in women weightlifting 49kg at the ongoing  20th National Sports Festival in Benin.


Kingsley stunned competitors on Saturday coming top in the ‘snatch’ and ‘clean and jack’ events.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the power lifter recorded 179 points in both events which guaranteed another gold medal, making three.


She currently leads colleagues in the total points.


A very confident Kingsley, who began weightlifting in 2013, told NAN that she was excited with the victory.


“I thank God what he has done me; me three gold medals in this festival.


” My career has not been easy, it has been God all the way and I thank my coach his effort and support .


“I working hard to feature in the future Olympics and win a gold medal,” she said.


The athlete also appealed to her support in her career growth.(NAN)