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Nigeria’s Omolayo wins gold, sets new record at Tokyo Paralympics

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Bose Omolayo has claimed Nigeria’s second gold medal in powerlifting at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.


Omotayo, who clinched the first position in women’s 79kg category, also set a new world record after she lifted 141kg.

Nataliia Oliinyk came second to win the silver for lifting 133kg while Russia’s Vera Muratova won the bronze after lifting 132kg.

Latifat Tijani was the first Nigerian athlete to win gold for the country at the ongoing event in Tokyo.


This is just as Olaitan Ibrahim and Lucy Ejike picked up a bronze each on Saturday.

As of day seven, Nigeria is placed in the 24th position on the medal log with 2 gold and 2 bronze