Paralympics: Latifat Tijani wins first medal for Team Nigeria

Paralympics: Latifat Tijani wins first medal for Team Nigeria
September 10 06:13 2016

Team Nigeria has won its first
 medal at the ongoing 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Latifat Tijani who
 clinched Silver in the women’s
45kg Power lifting event entered the competition at
 101kg, while other competitors
attempted below 100kg.

The Nigerian started well by lifting 101kg to smash the 
earlier existing Paralympics 
record. But that was short-lived as
China’s Dandan Hu set a new one
of 102kg.

The
 Chinese eventually triumphed in a keenly contested race,
winning gold in style.

She set a
 new World and Paralympics 
record with 108.0kg to finish tops.
 Tijani lifted 106kg to come
 second.

Great Britain’s Zoe Newson
 finished behind Tijani to win 
bronze.