#Rio2016Paralympics: Latifat Tijani wins Nigeria’s first medal

Nigeria’s Latifat Tijani has won silver in the 45kg event of the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.

Latifat Tijani wins Nigeria’s first medal

The 34-year-old powerlifter narrowly lost the gold medal by to China’s Dandan Hu who set a new world record and personal record of 107kg.

Despite seeing her second attempt chalked off Tijani recorded a 106.0kg in her third attempt only for Dandun to raise the bar by a kilogramme.

Newson Zoe won bronze with a finishing with 102 points

Nigeria won just one bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, and has been more successful at the Paralympics than it has been at the Olympics.


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