Nigeria Wins First Paralympic Gold Medal

Nigeria’s Latifat Tijani has won the country’s first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games.

She won the gold on Thursday in women’s 45kg powerlifting.

Tijani defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.

Latifat Tijani was gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, who will also be in the women’s 45kg straight gold medal contest same day.

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