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    #Rio2016 Paralympics: Nigeria Wins 8th Gold Medal As Orji Sets New Record

    Josephine Orji on Wednesday shattered the world record with a lift of 160kg to win gold in the women’s 84kg powerlifting event of the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

    Orji had an impeccable performance, as she established a wide gap to her closest challengers.

    Poland’s Marzena Zieba finished second with a lift of 134kg, while Melaica Tuinfort of Netherlands took bronze lifting her best mark of 130kg.

    Nigeria now has 8 gold, 2 silver and bronze medal, bringing a total haul of 11 medals.

    Nigeria is currently 10th on the overall medals standing, and number one in Africa.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Flora Ugwunwa set a new world record in the women’s javelin – F54 event to give Nigeria her seventh gold medal.

    She recorded a throw of 20.25 metres after six attempts to win the gold medal and took Nigeria’s tally to seven gold, two silver and one bronze.
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    1. Go Nigeria! Those Nigerian Olympians that have two legs and hands are disappointment... only a medal they won.


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