Onyema Grabs Powerlifting Gold, Sets New World Record

Onyema Grabs Powerlifting Gold, Sets New World Record

By Sab Osuji In Brazzaville:

Nigerian Powerlifter, Esther Onyema on Wednesday afternoon increased Team Nigeria’s gold medal haul in the Powerlifting event to three with a lift of 133kg, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Competing in the 55kg category, Onyema set a new World record in the category after erasing the 126kg record in the event.

“I give glory to God for this (gold) medal today. I’m happy and I am grateful to God for making it possible for me to do this”, an over-joyed Esther told Completesportsnigeria.com.

“We worked hard in our training before coming here and it is our desire to win more gold medals.”

Esther’s gold makes it two, the number of medals Nigeria has won in the Powerlifting event on Wednesday.

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