Gold rush for Team Nigeria as para-powerlifters shine (Guardian)
Prior to the Para-Power lifting event, Team Nigeria had two Silver medals from the Commonwealth games but in the wee hours of Tuesday, Nigeria counts three Gold medals and an extra two Silver medals.
Roland Ezurike and Paul Kehinde started the Para Power lifting dominance in the men’s lightweight category, finishing in a spectacularly as first and second in the event. Ezurike won Nigeria’s first Gold medal at the games when he lifted 188kg and 194kg to score a total of 224.3 points.World Record holder, Kehinde lifted 211kg in his first attempt but could not cleanly lift 221kg in his second attempt as he garnered 219.9 points to finish second. Read more