Tokyo 2020: Latifat Wins Para-Powerlifting Gold, Misses World Record


Latifat Tijani has become the first athlete to pick Nigeria’s medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Japan.

The World champion in para-powerlifting event put up a scintillating performance after her first lift of 105kg was disallowed.

The Ogun State born athlete came back strong with burning enthusiasm to write her name in gold with her second attempt of 105kg and her third attempt was 107kg, but she did that in a style with 117kg in her fourth attempt getting close to world record of 118kg to lift the first medal for team Nigeria in Tokyo.

With this gold medal, this is Nigeria’s 71st medal in paralympic games.