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Nwosu wins Nigeria’s fifth gold at Rio Paralympics



Nwosu wins Nigeria’s fifth gold at Rio Paralympics

Nigeria’s gold medals increased to five at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics on Monday after Ndidi Nwosu emerged victorious in the women’s -73kg in the powerlifting event.

Nwosu won the gold with a lift of 140 kg ahead of France’s Souhad Ghazouani who won silver also with a lift of 140.

Egypt’s Amany Ali finished third to take the bronze medal after lifting 127 kg.

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Nwosu now joins Roland Ezuruike (men’s -54kg), Paul Kehinde (men’s -65kg) and Lucy Ejike (women’s -61kg) as gold medalists for Team Nigeria in the powerlifting event.

As at Monday eveining, Team Nigeria are ninth on the overall medals table at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics with a total eight medals.

Five of the total haul are gold, with two silver and a bronze medal.




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