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Tuesday 13 September 2016

Omolayo, Nwosu claims double gold for Nigeria at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Bose Omolayo shattered her own World Record (WR) and setting a new one of 138kg to win Nigeria’s sixth gold medal at the ongoing 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Coming into the competition as the firm favourite to win, Omolayo lived up to the expectation, but she was given a strong fight by China’s Lili Hu who won Silver with a lift of 135kg.
Meanwhile Chinese Taipei’s Tzu-Hui Lin left it too late to win bronze with her very last attempt, lifting 131kg to pip Mexico’s Perla Barcenas who thought she had earned it at 126kg.

Omolayo who wanted to equal her WR came into the competition at 137kg in her first attempt, however she failed to match her 2015 feat as she did not fully stretch out her arms while lifting it.
Earlier yesterday, another Nigerian power lifter, Ndidi Nwosu won a gold medal in women’s -73kg Power lifting event.
She beat the defending champion to win women’s -73kg Powerlifting event clinch the medal.
Just when it looked like Nwosu was going to settle for bronze, she stepped up in her very last attempt, lifting 140kg to equal the Paralympics Record (PR) and usurp France’s Souhad Ghazouani who looked she had GOLD in her kitty.
Nwosu lifted 125kg in her second attempt with the French athlete stepping things up when she soared higher to lift 140kg next, setting a new PR.

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