Rio Paralympic: Nigeria’s Onye wins gold in women’s shot put f40 final

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Lauritta Onye has handed Team Nigeria it’s first medal in the athletes event, clinching gold in the women’s shot put f40 on day-four of the Rio Paralympic.

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Her first throw of 7.83m saw her break her world record of 7.72m set at the 2015 IPC world athletics championships in Doha.

Her second throw landed at 7.54m, while she went one centimeter further on her third attempt.

Onye then went on to unleash an astonishing throw of 8.40m on her fourth attempt to secure the gold medal in the event.

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Onye’s medal is Nigeria’s seventh at the ongoing Rio games.

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