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Loveline Obiji wins Team Nigeria’s 5th Gold Medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games!



Loveline Obiji

We are so proud of our Nigerian athletes at the London 2012 Paralympic Games who are increasing the country’s medal tally and breaking new grounds in sports.

Nigeria’s 82.50kg power-lifter, Loveline Obiji yesterday clinched the fifth gold medal for Team Nigeria. Her final lift of 145kg was 10kg less than the world and Paralympic record but enough to beat all opposition to pick the gold medal.

Loveline Obiji became the fourth Nigerian woman to claim gold at the Paralympic Games.

Her effort means Nigeria now has five gold, five silver one bronze medal, and is 12th position on the medals table.

Well done Loveline, well done Team Nigeria!

Photo Credit: Reuters

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