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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Bose Omolayo Wins Gold For Nigeria, Sets New World Record In Powerlifting.

Team Nigeria’s Bose Omolayo displayed high level resilience and dexterity on Sunday to clinch the country’s second gold medal of the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Omolayo came out tops in the women’s Powerlifting 79kg category and capped her remarkable showing with a World Record when she lifted 141kg, earning her a standing ovation from the spectators in the arena.

The heartwarming display also threw Team Nigeria’s camp into jubilation, raising the morale of the other athletes ahead of their events for the remaining days of the Games.

With two gold and two bronze medals, Nigeria now sits in the 27th position on the medals table, after Day Seven, as the highest placed African nation at the Games.

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