Powerlifter, Tijani wins Gold at Tokyo Paralympics

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Nigerian powerlifter, Latifat Tijani has won the gold medal in the female  45kg event at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Tijani made a top lift of 107kg to secure the top prize in the category, leaving China’s Zhe Cui to settle for silver.

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The feat is an improvement on her previous record of 106kg at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

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She also won the bronze medal in the women’s 45 kg event at the 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships.

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