Nigeria’s Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Bose Omolayo have won the country’s second and third gold medals in the women’s 86kg and 79kg powerlifting competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Oluwafemiayo established a new Paralympics record by lifting 152kg, while Bose set a Paralympics record by lifting 141kg.
Tijani Latifat won the gold medal in the women’s -45kg para-powerlifting on Thursday, giving Nigeria its first medal at the Paralympics.
Loveline Obiji lifted 147kg to win silver in the women’s +86kg powerlifting event.
On Saturday, Lucy Ejike and Ibrahim Olaitan both took bronze in para-powerlifting. Lucy earned bronze in the women’s 61kg division with a lift of 130kg, while Olaitan won bronze in the women’s 67kg category with a lift of 119kg.
Nigeria is now ranked 29th overall, with three gold medals, one silver, and two bronze medals.
Congratulations Team Nigeria!
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