Team Nigeria to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo has increased its medal haul with a gold in power lifting.
Bose Omolayo finished in the number one position in the women’s -79kg powerlifting event with her best lift of 141kg, which is a new Paralympic Games record.
Her gold medal is the second for Nigeria as the country now has two gold and two bronze medals; all coming in the powerlifting event.
Nigeria is ranked 24th on the overall medals table as of the time of filing this report.
Omolayo, 32, who is from Igbuzor in Delta also won gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio and three years later followed with another gold medal winning feat in Kazakhstan at the World Championships.
While Omolayo smiled away with the gold in Tokyo, Natalila Oliinyk (Ukraine) won the silver and Vera Vera (China) settled for the bronze medal.
Two powerlifters had earlier won two bronze medals for Nigeria while the other representative from the country missed out on a podium finish. ##