Nigeria Powerlifters top 2018 Africa Para Championships table

Nigeria Powerlifters top 2018 Africa Para Championships table

Nigeria were declared the overall winner of the 2018 Africa Para Powerlifting Championship in Algiers after winning a total of 13 medals.

Nigeria got 11 gold and 2 silver medals with 13 athletes participating at the championships, which serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

World champion and World Record holder, Folashade Oluwafemiayo lifted 137kg to comfortably win the women’s 86kg. She tried to break her record in the third attempt but failed to clear the bar at 141kg.

In second place was Egypt’s Amany Ali with 122kg while Algeria’s Daouia Soualmia finished third with a lift of 65kg.

Nigeria’s Paralympic, Bose Omolayo (137kg) bounced back after losing out gold at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico and won the women´s up to 79kg.

Egypt’s Geehan Hassan of Egypt lifted 125kg and Morocco’s Sanae Soubane lifted 110kg to complete the top-three.

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2012 Paralympics champion, Loveline Obiji gave Nigeria the second medal of the day in the women’s over 86kg after lifting 145kg. She made an attempt to lift 150kg but failed.

Egypt’s Randa Mahmoud (138kg) ended second and Algeria’s Nadia Medjmedj (98kg) third.

After several years of being consistent, Paralympic bronze medallist, Innocent Nnamdi gave Nigeria another gold in the men’s up to 72kg with a lift of 200kg in his third attempt. Algeria’s Billel Bouchefra (151kg) won silver while Uganda’s Muhamed Nigo (125kg) settled for bronze.


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