Powerlifter Paul Kehinde has won Nigeria’s second gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Competing in the -65kg men’s category on Saturday night, Kehinde lifted 218kg to beat his rivals to the gold medal.
He joins Roland Ezuruike who on Friday won Nigeria’s first gold in Rio, also in powerlifting (men’s -54kg), on Friday as the country’s gold medalists.
China’s Peng Hu (200kg) finished second, while Egypt’s Shaaban Ibrahim (193kg) won the bronze medal.
Nigeria finished Saturday with four medals, two gold and two silver.
Latifat Tijani won silver in the women’s powerlifting -45kg on Friday, with Esther Oyema adding another silver in the women’s powerlifting -55kg category on Saturday.