Josephine Orji Wins 8th Gold For Nigeria at Rio Paralympics, Sets New World Record
Josephine Orji has broken the World Record to win the women’s +86kg Powerlifting at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Orji totally dominated the event as she lifted a world record mark of 156kg as she won Nigeria’s eighth gold medal at the Paralympics and 11 overall.
The Nigerian had an impeccable performance that she established a big gap with her closest challengers.
Poland’s Marzena Zieba finished second with a mark of 134kg while Netherlands’ Melaica Tuinfort took bronze lifting her best mark of 130kg.
Nigeria now has 11 medals and is 10th on the overall medals table.