Nigeria’s Bose Omolayo has won gold in the women’s power-lifting -79kg category in a commanding fashion at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
The para-powerlifter recorded 141kg to win the gold and set a new Paralympics record.
Four years ago, Bose Omolayo broke the record at the 2016 RIO Olympics with 138kg to win #GOLD now she’s gone a step further to break it again with 141kg to win yet another gold in Tokyo.
Bose’s second lift of 136kg would have won her gold easily, but she pressed on, till she set a new Paralympic record of 141kg , to better the previous record of 138kg.
Natalila Oliinyk of Ukraine won the silver while Vera Vera finished in the bronze medal position.
She won the gold in a dominant fashion as her first lift was 133kg, which would have still won her at least a silver medal in the women’s -79kg powerlifting event in Tokyo.
Bose however, fell short of the world record with a difference of 2kg as the 143kg didn’t fall despite her attempt.
Team Nigeria are in 23rd on the Tokyo Paralympic medals table with two gold and two bronze medals.