Nigeria has recorded her first ever golden win at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo 2020 Paralympics as powerlifter, Latifat Tijani made herself and the nation proud with a feat and dream which never came through in the recently concluded Olympics.
Recall that Nigerian wrestler Blessing Oborududu had made history winning Nigeria’s first medal in wrestling, clinching the country’s second Olympic medal after Ese Brume, 25, claimed the bronze medal in the women’s long jump at the Olympic Stadium. The other teams, including the males, never saw the light of the top 3. Now, Latifat Tijani has won Nigeria her first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games, and the first gold medal in both competitions.
She won the gold on Thursday, August 26, in women’s 45kg powerlifting, after defeating China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.
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This feat is an improvement on her previous record of 106kg at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. She also won the bronze medal in the women’s 45 kg event at the 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships.TRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: INEC To Conduct All 2023 Election In 1 Day, How Feasible?