Latifat Tijani on Thursday, August 26, won gold in the ongoing rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
The feat which she achieved in Women’s Powerlifting is the first medal for Team Nigeria at the competition.
Tijani competed in the -45kg, lifting 107kg to surpass her silver medal at the Rio 2017 games.
China’s Zhe Cui finished second with a lift of 102kg while Justyna Kosdryk was third after lifting 101kg.
She had also attempted to set a new Paralympics Record on her 4th attempt, trying to lift 117kg but failed to do so.
Her best lift of 107kg is a little short of the Personal Record of 108kg set by China’s Dandan Hu in 2016.