Oyo Weightlifter, Ayodele Ruth, Shines at World Championship in Saudi Arabia


Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo, a weightlifter from Oyo State, has brought pride to Nigeria with her outstanding performance at the 2023 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The International Weight Lifting Federation announced today via their Twitter handle @iwfnet that Ayodele secured second place in the W64KG session. Her impressive records include a snatch of 100KG, a clean and jerk of 122KG, and a total of 222KG. Nathalia Llamosa Mosquera from Columbia took first place with a snatch of 101KG, a clean and jerk of 122KG, and a total of 223KG. Minkyung Park from Korea followed closely behind Ayodele with a snatch of 97KG, a clean and jerk of 123KG, and a total of 220KG.


Ayodele was honored by Brigadier General Shadad el-Omari, a member of the Saudi Olympic Board of Directors.


It is worth mentioning that Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo previously represented Oyo State at the National Sports Festival Delta 2022, where she won two gold medals and one silver medal.


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