#Rio2016Paralympics: Nigeria wins first gold at Rio Paralympics

Nigeria’s 40-year-old Roland Ezuruike has won men’s 54kg powerlifting title to claim first gold for the country at ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Nigeria wins first gold at Rio Paralympics

He lifted 200kg in the men’s 54kg to beat China’s Jian Wang and Greece’s Dimitrios Bakochristos to the top prize.

It is Nigeria’s first gold and the second medal in the games.

Earlier, Latifat Tijani won the first medal for the country by clinching silver in the women’s 45kg powerlifting event.

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