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Nigeria wins first gold at Rio Paralympics

Roland Ezuruike of Nigeria has won men’s 54kg powerlifting title to claim first gold for the country at ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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The 40-year old Ezuruike entered the contest lifting 185kg on the first try to set a new Paralympic record before he extended it with his second lift of 190kg.

Earlier, Latifat Tijani won the first medal for the country by clinching silver in the women’s 45kg powerlifting event.

2 Comments on Nigeria wins first gold at Rio Paralympics

  1. Sosan Oluseyi // September 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm // Reply

    Bless you both and many more of you that will make the country proud at the Paralympics . Thank you for writing Nigeria’s name in GOLD.

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  2. Nice one

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