Athletics

Tokyo Paralympics: Loveline Obiji clinches silver medal in women’s powerlifting

Loveline Obiji clinched silver in women’s +86g wrapping up Nigeria’s participation in powerlifting, at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Loveline Obiji clinched silver in women’s +86g wrapping up Nigeria’s participation in powerlifting, at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Obiji’s achievement has now brought Nigeria’s haul to six medals all coming from powerlifting.

Obiji lifted 147kg to finish second behind China’s Xuemei Deng and lands Nigeria’s first silver medal at the games.

Earlier on Monday, Folashade Oluwafemiayo won gold in women’s -86kg breaking the world and Paralympic records.

Team Nigeria now occupy 22nd position in the medal table with three gold, one silver and two bronze.

China still top the medal standing with 54 gold, 35 silver and 30 bronze while Great Britain are second with 26 gold, 20 silver and 22 bronze.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics which started on August 24 and will end on September 5.

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