Ivory Nwokorie, on Friday, won the second gold medal for the country in the women’s 44kg Power-Lifting at the ongoing London 2012 Paralympic Games.
A statement on the Games’ website said Nwokorie lifted an incredible 109kg at the South Arena 3 at ExCel.
“I’m very, very happy. I have made my country proud,” Nwokorie said after her win.
In spite of failing to improve on her first lift, it was more than enough to win her the gold, Nigeria’s second for Power-Lifting in two days.
The silver medal went to Cigdem Dede of Turkey, who managed 105kg on her second lift.
“It would have been better to have won the gold medal, but I am very happy to have won the silver,” the statement quoted her as saying.
Ukraine took the bronze medal, with Lydiia Soloviova lifting 100kg on the first lift.