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

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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.


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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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