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BREAKING: Latifat Tijani wins first gold medal for Nigeria at Tokyo Paralympics

Nigeria wins first gold medal at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani defeats China’s Zhe Cui in powerlifting

Latifat Tijani has won Nigeria’s first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Tijani defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.

Latifat Tijani, who was a gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, took part in the women’s 45kg powerlifting on Thursday, August 26, 2021, and came top place, winning the gold medal.

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