Paralympics: Team Nigeria wins first medal

Roland Ezuruike of Nigeria has won men's 54kg powerlifting title to claim first gold for the country at ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.

His lift also shattered the previous Paralympic record of 185kg, making the Nigerian the new owner of the record. But it was the Chinese that had the last laugh winning gold in style; setting a new World and Paralympics record with 108.0kg to finish tops.

Tijani won Silver women's -45kg Powerlifting.

Despite seeing her second attempt chalked off, Tijani recorded 106.0kg in her third attempt only for Dandun to raise the bar by a kilogramme.

Great Britain's Zoe Newson finished behind Tijani to win bronze.

A keen contest ensued between Tijani and Hu.

Other contestants in the event were Poland's Kozdryk Justyna, Egypt's Oteify Zeinab, Algeria's Guerioua Samira, Mexico's Cerero Gabriel and Ukraine's Toporkova Rayisa.



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