Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics


Latifat Tijani has won Nigeria’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics after out lifting her opponents in the weightlifting finals.

Tokyo Paralympics: Nigeria wins first gold medal - P.M. News

The Ogun state native prevailed in the 45kg category on Thursday after she lifted 107kg to overcome the challenge from Zhe Cui, China weightlifter, who won silver after lifting 102kg.

Justyna Kozdryk of Poland earned bronze with a further kilogram behind her Chinese rival after a pulsating exchange of weights.

Tokyo Paralympics: 'Promise fulfilled', first Nigeria's gold medal excites  Tijani - Punch Newspapers

The 39-year-old Tijani had previously won silver at the Rio 2016 event.

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