Rio Paralympics: Josephine Orji Wins Nigeria’s 8th Gold Medal With a New World Record

Team Nigeria have claimed their eighth gold medal at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Wednesday.

Josephine Orji came tops in women’s +86kg category, setting a new Paralympics and world record in the process.

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Orji lifted 160kg, while her closest competitor, Poland’s Marzena Zieba lifted 134kg to take silver.

Netherlands’ Melaica Tuinfort claimed the bronze medal with a 130kg lift.

Team Nigeria have now won 11 medals in total: eight gold, two silver and one bronze.


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