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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Team Nigeria Clinch Another Bronze In Powerlifting

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Team Nigeria Clinch Another Bronze In Powerlifting

Another powerlifting medal was secured for Team Nigeria as Olaitan Ibrahim clinched bronze medal in women’s  -67kg on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

Ibrahim lifted a weight of 119kg to place third and bring Nigeria’s overall tally so far in Tokyo to three medals, all won in powerlifting.

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Earlier on Saturday, Lucy Ejike won bronze in women’s -61kg finishing behind Mexico’s Amalia Perez (gold) and Uzbekistan’s Ruza Kuzieva (silver).

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Also on Saturday, Nigeria’s Kingsley Ijomah competed in men’s rowing Repechage 1 Singles Sculls, for a chance to compete in the final on Sunday.

Ijomah finished 5th in 11:15.07, and will now compete in final B. He’s the 1st African male athlete to qualify for Rowing at the Paralympics.

By James Agberebi 

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