Latifat Tijani has won Nigeria’s first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games.
She won the gold earlier today in women’s 45kg powerlifting.
Tijani defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.
Latifat Tijani was gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. She will also be in contention for the women’s 45kg straight gold medal contest today.
However, Nigeria’s Yakubu Adesokan missed out on a medal in men’s 49kg Powerlifting.
Adesokan was a London 2012 Paralympic and 2014 World Para Powerlifting Championships gold medalist.
He finished fourth with his best lift of 155kg in an attempt to snatch Bronze from Azerbaijan’s Parvin Mammadov who lifted 156kg.