Josephine Orji Wins 8th Gold For Nigeria at Rio Paralympics, Sets New World Record


Josephine Orji has broken the World Record to win the women’s +86kg Powerlifting at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Orji totally dominated the event as she lifted a world record mark of 156kg as she won Nigeria’s eighth gold medal at the Paralympics and 11 overall.

The Nigerian had an impeccable performance that she established a big gap with her closest challengers.

Poland’s Marzena Zieba finished second with a mark of 134kg while Netherlands’ Melaica Tuinfort took bronze lifting her best mark of 130kg.

Nigeria now has 11 medals and is 10th on the overall medals table.


Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria (Okay.NG). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on Okay Nigeria.

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