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Winning! Latifat Tijani & Roland Ezuruike Grab Silver & Gold Respectively in the #Rio2016 #Paralympics

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Latifat TijaniTwo of Team Nigeria’s athletes have made their presence known at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Latifat Tijani on Friday, won the country’s first medal at the Games, breaking the paralympic record for the event at the time she lifted 101kg.

She won silver in the women’s 45kg Powerlifting, after lifting 106kg behind China’s Hu Dandan, who set a new world and paralympic record with her lift of 107kg.

Watch it here:

Roland Ezuruike

Later in the day, Roland Ezuruike, won the first Gold for Nigeria, also smashing 3 records in the process.

His first lift of 185kg broke the previous Paralympic record in the men’s -54kg.

He extended it with his second lift of 190kg, and the moved it further to 200kg.

No other athlete was able to surpass his first lift of 185kg.

Watch it here:

Congratulations!

 

11 Comments

  1. Ify

    September 9, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Well done!!! Go paralympians, go!

  2. Darius

    September 9, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    There is ability in disability. Congrats to them!

  3. slice

    September 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Naija!!!

  4. nnenne

    September 9, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Beautiful people.
    From the time I saw your parade, I predicted you will do well.
    Congratulations. More to come.

  5. Anon

    September 9, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Fantastic. Congrats. More medals on the way…

  6. Marian

    September 9, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Yes o!!! Sharrout to all the Nigerians competing!!!

  7. tunmi

    September 10, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I am so proud of them ??????? the Naija paralympics team did well at the last Olympics too

  8. Marian

    September 10, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Mehn!!! I’m so sad!!!! Just watched a video on facebook about former Olympians who won major titles for naija working as motorpark touts. Smh!!! These people should be getting endorsement and some kind of compensation. To train and win gold is not easy o!!! One guy said they were promised land and employment but no one said anything about all the things they were promised when they got back.

  9. EC

    September 10, 2016 at 6:54 am

    We are proud of you guys believe me. The Sport ministry need to ensure that these brave men and women have suitable living conditions (if they dont already have). It is challenging enough as an able bodies person to attain suitable conditions, but these athletes deserve it.

  10. CUTTRED MEATLOAF!!

    September 10, 2016 at 8:46 am

    One word…….AWESOME!!!!

  11. Tosin

    September 12, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    #BlackExcellence

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