Tijani grabs Nigeria's first gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Tijani grabs Nigeria's first gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Powerlifter, Latifat Tijani, on Thursday clinched Nigeria’s first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Tijani came first in the women’s 45kg powerlifting.

The 2015 African Games gold medalist defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.

She picked the gold ahead of Cui of who was only able to lift 102kg while Justyna Kozdryk of Poland takes bronze after lifting 101kg.

More to come…

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