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#Rio2016 #Paralympics: Josephine Orji Breaks New Records to Win Nigeria’s 8th Gold Medal | WATCH



Josephine Orji on Wednesday won a gold medal in women power-lifting’s +86 kg category putting Nigeria’s gold tally at 8.

Orji’s victory gave Nigeria its 11th medal at the Games, where it is taking part in three sports only.

The 37-year-old Nigerian lifted 154kg to win her medal, while she lifted 160kg to set new world and Games records in the event.

Marzena Zieba of Poland won the silver medal with a lift of 134kg, while Melaica Tuinfort of The Netherlands won the bronze medal by lifting 130kg.



  1. Anon

    September 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Congrats. Keep them coming.

  2. EE

    September 15, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Man our team’s balling!!

  3. Delta geh

    September 15, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Men our Paralympics athletes are killin it!

  4. Sharon Ifeoma

    September 15, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Awwww Congrats babe. Proud!

  5. Mary

    September 15, 2016 at 8:57 am

    You guys are making us proud. Ride on, thumbs up.

  6. AAsh

    September 15, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Kudos Josephine…you are a blessing!

  7. tunmi

    September 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Our paralympics team are just too much, say whet?? ? ? ? ?

  8. dequaine

    September 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    When we put our mind to it, we can be the greatest!!!

  9. Tosin

    September 16, 2016 at 4:17 pm


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