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PARALYMPICS RECORD: OLUWAFEMIAYO WINS POWERLIFITING GOLD.

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By Fawziyyat Yusuf.

On Monday, Folasade Oluwafemiayo added to Team Nigeria’s medal tally at the upcoming 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo by capturing gold in the women’s -86kg powerlifting event.

With a lift of 152kg, the 36-year-old won the event with a bang, setting a new world and Paralympic record.

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At the 2012 Olympics, the silver medalist in the women’s 75kg category lifted 147kg on her first attempt and 149kg on her second.

She went on to seize the lead with a 151kg lift in her third attempt, leaving her opponents perplexed, before lifting 152kg in the last attempt.

Oluwafemiayo was far ahead of the field, with China’s Zheng Feifei taking silver with a 139kg lift.

Louise Sugden of the United Kingdom took bronze with a 131kg lift.

Oluwafemiayo’s achievement moved Nigeria to 21st place in the medals table, with three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.

Loveline Obiji had earned a silver medal for Team Nigeria in the women’s +86kg event earlier in the day.

 

 

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