Nigeria secures 3rd gold medal at Paralympics

Ejike, who won the medal in the powerlifting category, has also shattered the Paralympic and world record to dominate the women’s 61kg event.
Nigeria's first gold medal was attained on Friday by Roland Ezuruike in powerlifting; and the second goal medal was also won in powerlifting by Paul Kehinde.
Ejike began her campaign at the Riocentro Pavillion 2 on Sunday with a
successful attempt at 136.0kg, which was a new Paralympic Record (PR) and World Record (WR).
However, that was just the beginning as she went on to set a superior mark of  138.0kg at her next attempt, before culminating with a massive lift of 142.0kg.
Ejike and Kehinde’s victory take Nigeria’s total medal tally to 5 – three gold and two silver medals which came from Latifat Tijani and Esther Onyema.


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