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#Rio2016Paralympics: Tijani Latifat wins Nigeria’s first medal

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Nigerian power lifter Tijani Latifat has won the first medal for the country in the ongoing Rio 2016 paralympics in Brazil.

Tijani Latifat  won a Silver medal and broke a world record at the women’s -45kg Powerlifting event. China’s Dandan Hu however set a new world record by after lifting 107kg. Tijani lifted 106 kg while Great Britain’s Zoe Newson lifted 102kg to win Bronze.

 

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