Nigerian Wins Africa’s First Gold In Paralympics Powerlifting

Yakubu Adesokan. Photo: BBC

Yakubu Adesokan. Photo: BBC

Yakubu Adesokan has taken gold for Nigeria in the men’s -48kg powerlifting with a world record lift of 180kg.

Adesokan was a full 10kg ahead of silver medallist Vladimir Balynedc of Russia, while Taha Abdelmagid of Egypt claimed bronze with his 165kg effort.

There was British interest in the final, with Anthony Peddle lifting 140kg on his way to eighth place.

His lift was 140kg, some 25kg short of medal contention.

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  1. Gift Reply

    Thank God for this achievement
    I Hope he will be given a presidential reception like other Gold medalist in Atlanta.

  2. mathew Reply

    i pray naija gvt didnt 4get dis guys that ar making d country proud

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