Paul Kehinde Wins Nigeria’s Second Gold Medal at Rio Paralympics


power-lifter-paul-kehindeNigeria has won her second gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic games in Brazil.

Power-lifter, Paul Kehinde, in the 65kg men’s category, lifted 218kg to outshine his competitors.

He is the second Nigerian athlete to win a gold medal after Roland Ezuruike also won a powerlifting gold medal on Friday.

China’s Peng Hu (200kg) came second, while Egypt’s Shaaban Ibrahim (193kg) came third.

Kehinde’s victory takes Nigeria’s total medal tally to 4 – two gold and two silver.

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