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Rio Paralympics: Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike breaks world record to win gold

12 September 2016, 09:40

Rio - Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike has broken the world record to win a gold medal in the women’s -61kg event in Powerlifting event at the ongoing Rio Paralympics on Sunday, Punch reports.

Ejike’s feat earns Nigeria her third gold medal at the Games.

Egypt’s Fatma Omar finished in the second position with her lift of 140kg while China’s Yan Yang won the bronze medal lifting 128kg.

Also read: Rio Paralympics : Nigeria loses in first table tennis event

Power-lifter, Paul Kehinde, in the 65kg men’s category, had earlier on Friday lifted 218kg to outshine his competitors to win the country’s second gold medal after Roland Ezuruike opened the gold haul also in powerlifting on Friday.

News24 reported that Nigeria lost its opening contest in the table tennis event of the ongoing 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio on Friday through Chinedu Nick who was eliminated by a South Korean opponent.

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