Rio 2016 Paralympics: Lucy Ejike wins Nigeria’s third gold medal

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Team Nigeria’s captain, Lucy Ejike, has added another gold medal to the country’s haul, at the ongoing 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

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Ejike broke the Paralympic and world record three successive times, to win the women’s -61kg event in powerlifting.

Her successful attempt at 136.kg on Sunday, set a new Paralympic Record (PR) and World Record (WR). She went on to set a bigger mark at 138kg, before lifting a massive 142kg.

Silver went to Egypt’s Fatma Omar, who lifted 140kg, while Yan Yang from China won bronze with 128kg.

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Ejike joins Roland Ezuruike and Paul Kehinde, as the only Nigerian athletes who have won gold so far.

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