Nigeria’s Roland Ezuruike, Esther Oyema and Ndidi Nwosu all won gold medals in the para-powerlifting events at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia on Tuesday.
Also, Paul Kehinde and Lucy Ejike each won silver medals to take Nigeria to a total of seven medals so far at the Gold Coast competition.
Ezuruike won Nigeria’s first gold medal after lifting 224.3kg in the men’s lightweight final, while the silver medal went to his compatriot Kehinde who lifted 219.9kg.
Ali Jawad of England lifted 182.7kg to win the bronze medal.
Onyema made a lift of 141.6kg to create a new world record in the women’s lightweight, and add another gold medal for Team Nigeria.
Ejike claimed the silver medal with a lift of 134.1kg and Zoe Newson from England got the bronze with a lift of 106.1.
And in the women’s heavyweight, Nwosu emerged tops with a lift of 110.4kg to finish ahead of Louis Sudgen of England (89.2kg) and Joyce Njuguna of Kenya (89.0kg).
As it stands, Team Nigeria have won three gold and four silver medals and are now 10th in the overall medal standings.
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