​All Africa Games: Nigeria power lifters set 3 new world records

Three new set of World Records were set on Friday by Nigerian Power Lifters at the ongoing All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo.

The outstanding trio who engraved their names in the record books are Bose Omolayo, Loveline Obiji and Precious Orji who simply held spectators spell-bound with their brave performances on Friday.

Omolayo, competing in the Women’s up to 79kg, made a lift of 137.5kg, while Obiji in the Women’s up to 86kg lifted 149kg.

On her part, Orji in the Women’s Over 86kg, lifted 164kg to complete a hat trick of records and gold medals as Team Nigeria targets a strong finish at the African Games ending this weekend in Congo.

Before today’s heroics, Nigeria’s Yakubu Adesokan on Tuesday had set the tone with his record making performance in the Men’s up to 49kg category as he lifted a massive 182.5kg to win the first gold medal for Team Nigeria in the Para Lifting event.

A day later, another Nigerian power lifter, Esther Oyema followed suit with a new world record in the Women’s up to 55kg category, Ms Oyema lifted 133kg to win.


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Nearly 100 athletes from 20 countries competed in the IPC Power lifting event as part of the 2015 All African Games.

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