Rio Paralympics: Lucy Ejike Breaks World Record To Win Nigeria’s Third Gold Medal.

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.

 Lucy Ejike
Lucy Ejike

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 Yan Yang from China won bronze with 128kg.

Ejike joins Roland Ezuruike and Paul Kehinde, as the only Nigerian athletes who have won gold medals.  

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