Nwosu Wins Gold No.5 For Team Nigeria At Rio Palalympics



By James Agberebi:


Nigeria's Ndidi Nwosu has won gold in the women's -73kg in the powerlifting event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.


Nwosu who weights 71.10, claimed the gold with a lift of 140 kg.


In second position was Souhad Ghazouani from France who won silver also with a lift of 140.


Egypt's Amany Ali finished third to take the bronze medal after lifting 127 kg.


Nwosu now joins Roland Ezuruike (men's -54kg), Paul Kehinde (men's -65kg) and Lucy Ejike (women's -61kg) as gold medalists for Team Nigeria in the powerlifting event.


With Nwosu's latest feat, Team Nigeria now has five gold medals and is ninth position in the overall medal standings.

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