Paralympics: Latifat Tijani Wins First Gold Medal For Nigeria

Tijani Latifat became the first athlete to pick Nigeria’s medal in Tokyo2020, she put up a scintillating performance after her first lift of 105kg was disallowed.

The Ogun state born athlete, came back strong with burning enthusiasm to write her name in gold with her second attempt of 105kg and her third attempt was 107kg but she did that in a style with 117kg in her fourth attempt getting close to a world record of 118kg to lift the first medal for Team Nigeria in Tokyo.

With this gold medal, this is Nigeria’s 71st medal in Paralympics

About the author

Taiwo Ibrahim

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Follow Us On

follow us, share and be part of Nigeria premier undiluted news.

Media 1

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Don’t miss out. Get the latest

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.


Media Show

Viral Videos