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Nigeria’s Alice Oluwafemiayo smashes World Record at World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico | WATCH



MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – DECEMBER 02: Alice Oluwafemiayo of Nigeria celebrates the gold medal of the Women’s Up to 86 Kg of the Group A Category during the Powerlifting Championships Mexico City 2017 at Juan de la Barrera Olympic Gymnasium on December 02, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/LatinContent WO)

Alice Oluwafemiayo at the women’s up to 86kg event of the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico smashed the world record!

Olufemiayo had won after clearing  the bar at 140kg, but decided on her fourth try to attempt 145kg to beat the 144kg world record set by Nigerian Loveline Obiji in 2014.

At second place was China’s Feifei Zheng who lifted 130kg, while Egypt’s 2010 world champion Geehan Hassan finished third, lifting 125kg.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Manuel Velasquez/LatinContent WO


  1. Ms B

    December 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Well done! And the gap btwn 1st and 2nd place is so much. All hail the new world record holder

  2. Ify

    December 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Thumbs up!

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