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PHOTOS: Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani defeats China’s Zhe Cui in powerlifting

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Latifat Tijani has won the first gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Latifat Tijani, gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, took part in the women’s 45kg powerlifting on Thursday, August 26, 2021, and came top place, winning gold.

Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani defeats China?s Zhe Cui in powerlifting (photos)

Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani defeats China?s Zhe Cui in powerlifting (photos)

Latifat Tijani representing Nigeria in Rio 2016 Paralympics

She defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.

Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani defeats China?s Zhe Cui in powerlifting (photos)

Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani defeats China?s Zhe Cui in powerlifting (photos)

Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani defeats China?s Zhe Cui in powerlifting (photos)

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