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Gold Coast 2018: Team Nigeria Win Fourth Gold In Powerlifting

Gold Coast 2018: Team Nigeria Win Fourth Gold In Powerlifting

By James Agberebi:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Abdulazeez Ibrahim made it a clean sweep of gold medals for Team Nigeria in the Para Powerlifting event on Tuesday as he emerged tops in the men’s heavyweight category at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, reports.
Ibrahim made a lift of 191.9kg to finish ahead among a field of 10 contestants.
The silver medal was won by Yee Khie Jong from Malaysia won lifted 188.7kg, while India’s Sachin Chandhary won bronze with a 181.0kg effort.
Earlier on Tuesday, the trio of Roland Ezuruike, Esther Oyema and Ndidi Nwosu all won gold in their various categories.
Ezuruike was the first Nigerian to win a gold medal at the games in the men’s lightweight final.
in the women’s lightweight category, Oyema took the gold and also set a new world record.
And in the women’s heavyweight class, Nwosu beat other contestants to win the gold.
Ibrahim’s latest feat has now taken Team Nigeria to four gold and four silver medals and in ninth position in the overall medal standings.
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