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Rio Paralympics: Lucy Ejike breaks world record, wins 3rd gold for Nigeria

Lucy Ejike has won the third gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.

Ejike broke the world record to win a gold medal in the women’s -61kg event in Powerlifting event on Sunday.

Egypt’s Fatma Omar finished in the second position with her lift of 140kg while China’s Yan Yang won the bronze medal lifting 128kg.

Power-lifter, Paul Kehinde, in the 65kg men’s category, had earlier on Friday lifted 218kg to outshine his competitors to win the country’s second gold medal after Roland Ezuruike opened the gold haul also in powerlifting on Friday.

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