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Team Nigeria wins 12 medals at African para-powerlifting championships

Team Nigeria, at the weekend, won nine gold and three silver medals, totalling 12 medals at the just concluded African Open Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

The country’s athletes at the competition set three worlds and two African records in the competition that featured over 166 athletes (104 male, 62 female) from 27 countries. They competed in 10 weight classes.

Nigeria’s individual gold medals at the championships are Roland Ezuruike, Esther Nworgu, Latifat Tijani, Kafila Almaruf, Folashade Oluwafemiayo, Onyinyechi Gift Mark, Loveline Obiji and Bose Omolayo, while Bose Bejide, Lucy Ejike and Thomas Kure won silver medals.
Nigeria also won a gold medal in the women’s team event, but it was, however, not recorded on the medals table.

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