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Nigerian Paralympic Weightlifter Lucy Ejike Beats Paralympic and World Records!

Nigerian athlete, Lucy Ejike, beats both the paralympic and world record in the women’s -61kg category in weightlifting at the paralympics. She won the gold medal and broke both records by lifting 136kg, 138kg and then 142kg.

Another athlete Paul Kehinde also won gold in the men’s -65kg category and broke the world record by lifting 220kg.

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Paul Kehinde

Their achievements gave the Nigerian paralympic team 7 medals total!

Congratulations to Lucy Ejike and Paul Kehinde and good luck to the rest of the African teams still competing at the paralympics!

 

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AUTHOR: Dadawele Mniki (Online Writer)

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