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.
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 […]
Team Nigeria’s Captain at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics Games, Lucy Ejike, has added another gold medal to the country’s medal haul.
Ejike did not only win a gold medal but did so in an astonishing manner, shattering the Paralympic and World Record three successive times to dominate the women’s -61kg event in Powerlifting.
Ejike began her campaign at the Riocentro Pavillion 2 on Sunday with a successful attempt at 136.0kg, which was a new Paralympic Record (PR) and World Record (WR).