Rio 2016 Paralympics: Nigeria Wins Another Gold

FILE PHOTO: Team Nigeria at the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville; Photo: DailyPost

Power-lifter, Paul Kehinde, has given Team Nigeria her second gold medal at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Kehinde in the -65kg men’s category, lifted 218kg to beat his rivals to the gold medal.

He becomes the second athlete after Roland Ezuruike who on Friday won Nigeria’s first gold in Rio, also in powerlifting.kehinde

China’s Peng Hu (200kg) finished second, while Egypt’s Shaaban Ibrahim (193kg) won the bronze medal.

Nigeria at the moment has four medals, two gold and two silver.

Latifat Tijani won silver in the women’s powerlifting -45kg on Friday, with Esther Oyema adding another silver in the women’s powerlifting -55kg category on Saturday.


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