Team Nigeria won its first medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics after Latifat Tijani won gold in the women’s powerlifting earlier on Thursday.
Competing in the -45kg, Tijani lifted 107kg to better her silver medal at the Rio 2017 games.
China’s Zhe Cui finished second with a lift of 102kg while Justyna Kosdryk was third after lifting 101kg
Tijani attempted to set a new Paralympics Record on her 4th attempt, trying to lift 117kg but failed to do so.
Her best lift of 107kg is a little short of the PR of 108kg set by China’s Dandan Hu in 2016.