Athletics

Nigeria’s Bose Omolayo wins gold after setting new paralympic record in powerlifting

Team Nigeria clinched their second gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, thanks to Bose Omolayo who set a new games record on Sunday.

Team Nigeria clinched their second gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, thanks to Bose Omolayo who set a new games record on Sunday.

Omolayo, competing in the women’s -79kg lifted 141kg to claim the gold medal in the event.

Her win means all four of Team Nigeria’s medals (two gold and two bronze) have all come from powerlifting.

She now joins Latifat Tijani as the only Nigerian athlete who has won gold at the Tokyo games.

Olaitan Ibrahim and Lucy Ejike picked up the two bronze won so far by the country.

Team Nigeria now placed 24th on the medal table with China topping and are followed by Great Britain.

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