Lucy Ejike Wins Nigeria’s Third Gold Medal At Rio Paralympics

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Team Nigeria’s Captain at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics Games, Lucy Ejike, has added another gold medal to the country’s medal haul.Ejike did not only win a gold medal but did so in an astonishing manner, shattering the Paralympic and World Record three successive times to dominate the women’s -61kg event in Powerlifting.

Ejike’s medal is Nigeria’s fifth at the ongoing Games, and third Gold medal behind Roland Ezuruike and Paul Kehinde who also dominated their respective categories in the Powerlifting event. Latifat Tijani and Esther Onyema won Silver medals.

Already the performances of Nigeria’s physically-challenged athletes has drowned their main Olympics counterparts who only managed a football bronze medal throughout the competition.

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