- Ibrahim Abdulazeez has won gold medal for Nigeria in the Para Powerlifting event at the ongoing Commonwealth games
- The powerlifting team won a total of six medal
-Team Nigeria now have a total of eight medals in the ongoing Commonwealth games at Goldcoast
Ibrahim Abdulazeez has won gold medal for Nigeria in the Para Powerlifting event at the ongoing Commonwealth games.
Team Nigeria put up a dominant display to make a clean sweep of all gold medals in the same Para powerlifting event on Tuesday April 10.
Powerlifter, Roland Ezuruike, had already inspired a 1 - 2 for the country in the men’s Lightweight category, Esther Oyema maintained the same scoreline in the women’s Lightweight category, albeit with a World Record, while Ndidi Nwosu also dominated the women’s Heavyweight class.
And it was Abdulazeez who won the Heavyweight title in Glasgow four years ago that finished the job, which he did in style, snatching the win with a lift of 220kg, amassing a total of 191.9 points despite failing his attempt on 221kg.
Malaysia’s Yee Khie Jong claimed Silver, also with 220kg, while India’s Sachin Chaudhary settled for Bronze with a lift of 201kg.
The Powerlifting team have certainly given team Nigeria a big boost, winning a total of six medals – four gold and two Silver, and taking the country’s tally in Gold Coast to eight medals.
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Africa’s number two man Aruna Quadri was on the bench all through the game which Bode Abiodun was the hero for the west African counter over their English counterpart.
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