By Sab Osuji In Brazzaville, Photo By Ganiyu Yusuf:
Team Nigeria Powerlifters continued from where they left off Tuesday as the event entered its day two on Wednesday.
The day-three got underway with a silver medal for the Nigerian lifters. Tony Ulonna won a silver medal in the 59kg category.
Ulonna lifted 190kg in his third attempt after initial 177kg and 185kg lifts in his first and second attempts.
His silver medal adds tothe two gold and two silver medals Nigeria earlier won in the Powerlifting event which started on Tuesday.
The gold medal was won by Egypt’s world record holder, Othman Sherif who lifted 210.5kg to set a new World and African record in that event.
The bronze medal went to Atangana Conrat of Cameroon.
Head coach of the Nigerian Powerlifting team, Prince Feyisotan Areh, told Completesportsnigeria.com that he was confident his athletes would win more gold medals in the remaining events.
“The lifters are doing well, I’m impressed with their performances and I am sure we will win more gold medals in the remaining events,” Areh said.