Rasaq Tanimowo Wins Gold At 2017 AAU Weightlifting Championship

Rasaq Tanimowo wins a gold medal at the 2017 AAU Weightlifting Championship held in Las Vegas, USA.

Tanimowo representing West coast weightlifting with clean and Jerk 130 kg and Snatch 100 kg retained the title won last year.

He pledged total allegiance to Nigeria promising to always respond to call up from his fatherland.

The All Africa Games silver medalist said:

“I’m happy after leaving the shores of the country, I’ve been able to participate in 4 weightlifting Championship and earned an international call last September.

I would have featured in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia but could not due to reasons beyond my control. I promise to always heed to the call of Nigeria at any point.”

Rasaq Tanimowo in 2016 set a new record in his weight class 56 kg at the championship with clean and Jerk 132 kg and Snatch 95 kg.

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