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Nigeria wins first gold at Rio Paralympics

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Roland Ezuruike of Nigeria has won men’s 54kg powerlifting title to claim first gold for the country at ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.

The 40-year old Ezuruike entered the contest lifting 185kg on the first try to set a new Paralympic record before he extended it with his second lift of 190kg.

Earlier, Latifat Tijani won the first medal for the country by clinching silver in the women’s 45kg powerlifting event.

 

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