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#Rio2016 #Paralympics: Esther Oyema Delivers Nigeria’s Third Medal | WATCH Her Grab Silver in Women’s -55kg Power-lifting Event



Esther Oyema gave Nigeria its third medal of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio on Saturday by winning a silver medal in the power-lifting competition.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oyema won the medal in the women’s -55 kg event of the competition after finishing second in the event.

She won with a lift of 127 kg in the nine-athlete event.

Her first attempt at 127 kg was a failed one, but she got it right in her second attempt, while her third attempt which was at 130 kg was also unsuccessful.

Amalia Perez of Mexico was however successful as her 130 kg lift earned her the gold medal, as well as new Paralympic and world records in the event.

Xiao Cuijuan of China finished third with a lift of 115 kg to win the bronze medal.

Watch Oyema’s performance here:

Nigeria had on Friday won one gold and one silver medals in power-lifting.

The Paralympics will end on September 18.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Anon

    September 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Oh yes, well done! More medals please.

  2. inspired

    September 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    to say I am inspired by these athletes is an understatement. I mean with all the odds against them, they have shone through. what excuse do I have not to be successful in what I do???

  3. Corolla

    September 11, 2016 at 1:25 am

    You go Esther!

  4. Chinedu

    September 11, 2016 at 4:36 am

    At least they are better than the ones who are not disabled

  5. Anon

    September 11, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Hitting next page button on your website, goes to MTNbusiness website

  6. Tosin

    September 12, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Congrats! She really wanted Gold! But congrats ma.

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