Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani defeats China’s Zhe Cui in powerlifting (photos)

Avatar admin | August 26, 2021

Latifat Tijani has won the first gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Latifat Tijani, gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, took part in the women’s 45kg powerlifting on Thursday, August 26, 2021, and came top place, winning gold.

Latifat Tijani representing Nigeria in Rio 2016 Paralympics 

She defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.

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