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Paralympic Games: Bose Omolayo Wins Gold, Sets Record


Paralympic Games: Bose Omolayo Wins Gold, Sets RecordBose Omolayo has on Sunday won a gold medal at the powerlifting event for Team Nigeria at ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, increasing the country’s medal haul.

In Rio 2016, the 2-time Paralympic champion broke women Paralympic Record to win Gold with a 138kg lift.

Today, the 32-year-old athlete broke her own record and set a new one by finishing in the number one position with her best lift of 141kg in women’s -79kg Powerlifting event.

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Her gold medal is the second for Nigeria as the country now has two gold and two bronze medals; all coming in the Powerlifting event.

Nigeria is ranked 24th on the overall medals table as at the time of filing this report.

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Omolayo, who is from Igbuzor, Delta state, three years after her victory in Rio 2016 won another gold medal in Kazakhstan at World Championships.

While Omolayo smiled away with the Gold in Tokyo, Natalila Oliinyk (Ukraine) won the Silver and Vera Vera (China) settled for the Bronze medal.

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