32-year-old Bose Omolayo has set a new Paralympics record in powerlifting at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan.
Bose Omotayo claimed Nigeria’s second gold medal in powerlifting in the women’s 79kg category with a new Paralympics record after she lifted 141 kg.
Nataliia Oliinyk came second to win the silver for lifting 133 kg while Russia’s Vera Muratova won the bronze after lifting 132 kg.
Latifat Tijani was the first Nigerian athlete to win gold for the country at the event in Tokyo.
Bose Omolayo is a Nigerian powerlifter. She won the gold medal in the women’s 79 kg event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics held in Tokyo, Japan. She competed in the women’s +61 kg event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a silver medal.
In the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Team Nigeria won a total of 10 medals – four gold, one silver and five bronze medals; with an overall position of 34.