Rio 2016 Paralympics: Roland Ezuruike Wins First Gold For Nigeria

Nigeria’s own Roland Ezuruike has won the first gold medal for team Nigeria at the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio De Janeiro. He didn’t just win, he also smashed Paralympics record by setting 3 Paralympics records in his run to win the top prize.
Ezuruike lifted 200kg in the men’s 54kg to beat China’s Jian Wang and Greece’s Dimitrios Bakochristos to the top prize.
It is Nigeria’s first gold and the second medal in the games.
Earlier, Latifat Tijani had won silver in the women’s 45kg powerlifting event with a lift of 106kg. China’s Dandan Hu won gold with a lift of 107 kg while Zoe Newson of Great Britain got bronze with 102kg.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *