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Nigeria wins Powerlifting World Cup

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Lucy Ejike won a gold medal for Nigeria at the just-concluded World Powerlifting Championship

Nigeria topped the medals table at the just-concluded World Powerlifting Championship held in Manchester, United Kingdom with 10 gold and three silver medals to beat Uzbekistan to the second position. Uzbekistan won three gold and one bronze medal.

In the women category, Nigeria got eight gold and one silver medals and two gold, two silver medals in the men’s category.

Ukraine came third with two gold, five silver and two bronze medals.

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Yakubu Adesokan 49kg and Thomas Kure 59kg accounted for the two gold medals won in the Men’s category, while Ben Nsini Jonah 41kg, Lucy Ejike 61kg, Latifat Tijani 46kg, Mojinat Ibrahim Olaitan 67kg, Loveline Obiji and Oluwafemiayo Folashade were responsible for the eight gold medals won in the women’s category.

Onyinyechi Gift Malik also won a gold medal in the men’s junior category and picked a silver medal in the men’s senior category, where he also competed.

Powerlifting President, Ruel Ishaku, said the all conquering Nigerian Para-Powerlifting team arrived the country at 4.00 a.m. yesterday via British Airline en route Abuja.


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