Nigeria’s gold medals increased to six at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics on Monday after Bose Omolayo and Ndidi Nwosu emerged victorious in the women’s -79kg and -73kg powerlifting event respectively.
Omolayo lifted 138 kg to finish top of her weight category with China’s Lili Xu winning the silver after lifting 135 kg, while Chinese Taipei’s Tzu-Hui Liu claimed the bronze medal with a lift of 131 kg.
Similarly, 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.
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 evening, Team Nigeria are ninth on the overall medals table at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics with a total nine medals.
Six of the total haul are gold, with two silver and a bronze medal.
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