Rio 2016 Paralympics | Nigeria at 9th position as gold medals pour in

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Team Nigeria at the moment are ninth on the overall medals table at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Braving the odds in Rio, the country’s Paralympians have now amassed a total nine medals.

Six of the total haul are gold, with two silver and a bronze medal.

The latest set of gold for Nigeria came from Ndidi Nwosu and Bose Omolayo.

Nwosu, Monday afternoon, beat the defending champion to win the women’s -73kg Power-lifting event.

After initially looking like she was going to settle for Bronze, Nwosu stepped up in her very last attempt.

She lifted 140kg to equal the Paralympics Record (PR) to usurp France’s Souhad Ghazouani who previously was in the lead.

Paralympics Medals Table
Paralympics Medals Table

Omolayo on her part shattered her own World Record (WR) and set a new one of 138kg to win Nigeria’s sixth gold.

Team Nigeria still have a good chance of moving further up on the medals table as they are now tied on six gold medals with likes of Brazil, Australia Netherlands and Uzbekistan just ahead of them.

The aforementioned countries have either more silver or bronze than Nigeria at the moment.

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