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Rio 2016 Paralympic Games 9 medals for Team Nigeria

Nigeria now have six gold medals inRio 2016 Paralympic Games, two silver and a bronze.

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Lauritta Onye play Lauritta Onye (Getty Images )

Team Nigeria already have nine medals from the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

In powerlifting, Nigeria won gold through EJike Lucy in Women's -61 kg, Ezuruike Roland in Men's -54 kg, Kehinde Paul in Men's -65 kg, Nwosu Ndidi in Women's -73 kg and Omolayo Bose in Women's -79 kg.

 

 

One gold medal was won in Athletics through Onye Lauritta in Women's Shot Put - F40.

The Silver medals came through Oyema Esther in Women's -55 kg and Tijani Latifat in Women's -45 kg all in Powerlifting.

Tijani Latifat play Tijani Latifat (Union Bank)

 

Innocent Nnamdi got Nigeria’s only bronze in Powerlifting’s Men's -72 kg.

Omolayo shattered her own world record and set a new one of 138kg to win gold while Ejike smashed the world record thrice to win the gold medal.

Kehinde twice broke the men’s -65kg World Record (WR) to win gold while Nwosu on Monday, September 12 beat the defending champion to win women’s -73kg Powerlifting event.

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