Team Nigeria dominated the Gold Coast 2018 Para-powerlifting with all four gold medals and a new world record in the women’s lightweight competition.
The New record was set by the amazing Esther Oyema who pressed 131 kgs on her final lift to set her third world record in the sport for under-50 kg athletes.
There was a tremendous contest in the men’s lightweight class where the top two positions from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were reversed.
Roland Ezuruike lifted 188kg and followed up with 194kg to take gold.
Paul Kehinde was champion four years ago but came to the competition weighing 62kg, giving his lighter rivals a significant advantage.
Ndidi Owusu was a comfortable winner of the women’s heavyweight category for lifters over 62kg, She lifted a best of 120kg.
Abdulazeez Ibrahim completed the rout by winning the men’s heavyweight class in front of Malaysia’s Yee Khie Jong, although both had best lifts of 220kg.