Orji’s new record lift wins 8th gold medal for Nigeria

Orji’s new record lift  wins 8th gold medal for    Nigeria
September 15 06:08 2016

Josephine Orji on Wednesday won another gold medal in women power-lifting’s +86 kg category for Team Nigeria in the ongoing Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Orji’s victory gave Nigeria its 11th medal at the Games.

Orji ,37, lifted 154kg to win her medal, while she lifted 160kg to set new world and Games records in the event.

Marzena Zieba of Poland won the silver medal with a lift of 134kg, while Melaica Tuinfort of The Netherlands won the bronze medal by lifting 130kg.