Nigerian Paralympian Rolland Ezuruike wins Gold while Latifat Tijani wins Silver for Nigeria in Rio 2016
Nigerian Paralympian, Rolland Ezuruike won the first Gold for the country in the on going Rio 2016 Paralympic games, when he lifted 200kg in the men’s 54kg to beat China’s Jian Wang and Greece’s Dimitrios Bakochristos to the top prize. It is Nigeria’s first gold and the second medal in the games.
Tijani entered the competition at 101kg, while other competitors attempted below 100kg.
Tijani lifted 106kg to come second after going back and forth with China’s Hu who eventually won the competition by clinching a Gold medal.