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A Nigerian Sets New World Record At The London 2012 Paralympics

It seems the shame of our failure at the London 2012 Olympics has finally been wiped off our faces through the outstanding performances of our athletes at the Paralympics. Our medals have continued to swell on the Medals Table.

Folashade Oluwafemiayo broke the world record twice before setting a new one at 148kg to better Chinese Taoying Fu’s 147kg in the women’s powerlifting -75kg class.

Oluwafemiayo and Fu lifted 146kg in their third attempts respectively but the Chinese was awarded the gold medal because she weighed 2kg less than the Nigerian. Fu weighed 72.53kg, while Oluwafemiayo weighed 74.17kg. Tzu-Hui Lin of Chinese Taipei won the bronze medal with her 137kg lift.

My sister, thank you for doing us proud joor!

Congratulations are also in order to Victoria Nneji for winning Bronze in Women’s Power Lifting-67.5kg category. If not for your shoulder injury, I’m sure you’d have won the Gold, my sister.

 

Silver Medalist, Folashade Oluwafemiayo

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