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Nigeria Wins 8th Gold at Rio Paralympics, Sets New World Record

Josephine Orji

Nigerian’s Josephine Orji has broken the world Paralympic weightlifting record.

Josephine lifted a weight of 160kg to win the gold medal in the Women’s -84kg Power-lifting event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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The latest gold medal is Nigeria’s 8th at the event.

Nigeria now has 11 medals and is 10th on the overall medals table.


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