ParaPowerlifting: Three Nigeria lifters gun for glory in Mexico

ParaPowerlifting: Three Nigeria lifters gun for glory in Mexico

World Record holder Yakubu Adesokan (49kg), Nnamdi Innocent (72kg) and Tijani Latifat (45kg) will compete on Monday at the ongoing World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico city.

Adesokan lifted the 182.5 kg to set a World Record at the 11th African Games in Brazzaville and he’s set to make history in Mexico.

Yakubu Adesokan

Adesokan broke countryman Ruel Ishaku’s Paralympic record of 169kg from Beijing by three kilos in his first lift at the 2012 Paralympic games.

Another lifter to watch out for is Paralympic bronze medalist, Innocent Nnamdi (72kg).

“We are in Mexico and the medals have started coming in. By Monday we should have added to the medal tally”, he said.

Next is Latifat who won Team Nigeria’s first medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games, clinching Silver in the women’s -45kg Powerlifting event.

She told aclsports.com in a chat that winning a gold medal is what has been running in her mind since she stormed Mexico.

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