Lawrence Iquaibom

Lawrence Iquaibom (born 5 February 1965) is a Nigerian former weightlifter. He is now a weightlifting official and coach.

Lawrence Iquaibom
Medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Representing  Nigeria
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1990 Snatch Lightweight 130 kg
Silver medal – second place 1990 Clean and jerk Lightweight 160 kg
Silver medal – second place 1990 Overall Lightweight 290 kg

Lawrence Iquaibom grew up in the state of Akwa Ibom.[1] After ending his active career as a weightlifter he became an official coach of the weightlifting association of the state of Akwa Ibom as well as technical director of the Nigerian weightlifting association.[2]

He competed in weightlifting at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In 1984 he competed in the Men’s Featherweight and became 14th of 21 competitors with 107.5 kg in Snatch and 130 kg in Clean and jerk, in 1988 he competed in the Men’s Lightweight and became 12th of 29 competitors with 125 kg in Snatch and 160 kg in Clean and jerk.[3] Hew won the weightlifting competition in the category until 60 kg at the 1987 All-Africa Games in Nairobi with a total of 245.0 kg.[4] At the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland he competed in the Men’s Lightweight and won silver medals for 130 kg in Snatch, 160 kg in Clean and jerk and 290 kg overall.[5]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ekong seeks enhanced funding for Team Akwa Ibom", Nigerian Compass, 19 December 2008
  2. ^ Agenda for new sports associations in A’Ibom
  3. ^ "Lawrence Iquaibom at sports-reference.com". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ Weightlifting medal winners at the 1987 All-Africa-Games
  5. ^ "Commonwealth Games Medallists – Weightlifting 1950 to 2006". Retrieved 28 January 2015.