Rio Paralympics: Lucy Ejike Wins Nigeria’s 3rd Gold Medal, Breaks World Record


ejike8-440x294Lucy Ejike, the Team Nigeria’s Captain at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics Games, has added another gold medal to the country.

Ejike did not only win a gold medal but did so in an amazing manner, breaking the Paralympics and World Record three successive times to dominate the women’s -61kg event in Powerlifting.

Ejike began her campaign at the Riocentro Pavillion 2 on Sunday with a successful attempt at 136.0kg, which was a new Paralympic Record (PR) and World Record (WR). However, that was just the beginning as she went on to set a superior mark of 138.0kg at her next attempt, before finishing with a massive lift of 142.0kg.

Ejike’s medal is Nigeria’s fifth at the ongoing Games, and third Gold medal behind Roland Ezuruike and Paul Kehinde.

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