Tokyo Paralympics: Folashade wins gold, sets world record

Nigeria increased its medal grab at the ongoing 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan with a gold medal and then a silver in powerlifting on Monday.

Oluwafemiayo Folashade won Team Nigeria’s third gold medal of the Games with a World Record performance. She lifted 152kg to underline her complete dominance of the event.

It was silver for Obiji Loveline who lifted 147kg in the +86kg category. This is Team Nigeria’s first silver medal of the Games.

Nigeria now has a total of three gold medals, one silver and two bronze after Day Eight of competition billed to end September 5th.