Tokyo 2020: Team Nigeria Win Second Gold As Omolayo Breaks Paralympics Record

Team Nigeria won their second gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on Sunday as Bose Omolayo claimed victory in the women’s 73kg para-powerlifting.

Omolayo lifted a Paralympics record of 141kg to win the gold medal. She had earlier lifted 135kg and 138kg.

The 32-year-old however failed in her bid to lift 144kg, which would have been the new world record.

Ukraine’s Natalia Oliinyk won silver with a lift of 133kg, while the Russian Paralympics Committee’s Vera Muratova won the bronze medal with a lift of 132kg.

Nigeria has now won four medals at the ongoing Games.

Tijani Latifat won Nigeria’s first medal at the Paralympics on Thursday, winning the gold medal in the women’s -45kg para-powerlifting.

Lucy Ejike and Ibrahim Olaitan also won bronze medals in para-powerlifting on Saturday.

Team Nigeria Captain Ejike won the bronze medal in the women’s 61kg category with a lift of 130kg.

Nigeria are 27th on the medal’s table.

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