Nigerian powerlifter Josephine Orji has set a new world record and won the country’s eighth gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio.
The 37-year-old Paralympian lifted 154kg to win her medal in +86kg powerlifting event.
Her lift of 160kg set a new world and Games records.
Nigeria’s Paralympians are proving a powerhouse, especially in powerlifting – something the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) noted on Twitter:
— IPC Powerlifting (@IPCPowerlifting) September 14, 2016
On Tuesday, another Nigerian Paralympian, Flora Ugwunwa, set a world record – in the women’s javelin F54 event.
Nigeria now has 11 medals in total – eight gold, two silver and one bronze.