Stella Dimoko Rio Paralympics: Lucy Ejike Wins Nigeria’s 3rd Gold Medal


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Monday, September 12, 2016

Rio Paralympics: Lucy Ejike Wins Nigeria’s 3rd Gold Medal

Team Nigeria’s Captain at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics Games, Lucy Ejike, has added another gold medal to the country’s medal haul.

Ejike did not only win a gold medal but did so in an astonishing manner, shattering the Paralympic and World Record three successive times to dominate the women’s -61kg event in Powerlifting.
Ejike began her campaign at the Riocentro Pavillion 2 on Sunday with a successful attempt at 136.0kg, which was a new Paralympic Record (PR) and World Record (WR).
However, that was just the beginning as she went on to set a superior mark of 138.0kg at her next attempt, before culminating with a massive lift of 142.0kg.
Egypt’s Fatma Omar finished in 2nd place with her lift of 140kg. China’s Yan Yang won the Bronze medal with a distant 128kg.
Ejike’s medal is Nigeria’s fifth at the ongoing Games, and third Gold medal behind Roland Ezuruike and Paul Kehinde who also dominated their respective categories in the Powerlifting event.

Latifat Tijani and Esther Onyema won Silver medals.
Already the performances of Nigeria’s physically-challenged athletes has drowned their main Olympics counterparts who only managed a football bronze medal throughout the competition.
 Culled: Todayng


  1. Wow. Am so impressed. Congrats and thank you for making us proud to be Nigerians again

    1. See how the disable are making us proud

  2. Big congrats Lucy.
    There is an ability in every disability.

    1. Exactly,am happy for her,what able body men cannot do,they have done.
      Congratulations again.

  3. That's good. Congrats to her

    God Bless Everyone.

  4. Awww, just look at her! so pretty! congrats dear, i hope you are not abandoned by your country

  5. These guys are AWESOME!!!
    So proud of them .

    So sad that very few Nigerian media platforms are reporting this.

  6. Naija dun blow o. Gold medals everywhere.... Paralympics na naija calling.

  7. Kai! Able bodied men couldn't even smell any medal while paralympians are just controlling the whole thing. God is great. So proud of these guys. They should be celebrated but I'm pained that just few sites are featuring them.

  8. Congrats to her,keep making us proud😘

  9. Congrats πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.....

  10. @Anonymous I so much agree with you. There is ability in disability. These guys are sending a strong message to even the able-bodied individuals and other disabled individuals wallowing in self- pity and resulting to begging that they do not have an excuse now not to succeed in whatever field. Kudos to the Nigerian Paralympic team they have so motivated me

  11. Thank you guys for representing us well.
    God bless you all.

  12. That is the ability in disability.
    Ride on girl.

  13. Igbos are doing well.


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