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Published: Sat, September 17, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Paralympics: Nwosu, Omolayo win 2 more gold medals for Nigeria


Team Nigeria contingent at the Rio 2016 Paralympics have continued their impressive form on Day 5 at the games.

The team won the gold medals in power-lifting events to take Nigeria's haul to six gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

The archery competitions at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games started on September 10, and will wrap up on September 17.

Contesting in the women's -79kg, Omolayo lifted 138 kg to finish top of her weight category.

New Zealand leads the medals per capita table at the Rio Paralympics, with the nine medals one edging the nation ahead of Slovenia and Jamaica into first place.

Nigerian weightlifter Lucy Ejike has shattered the Paralympic and world record three successive times by winning gold with a lift of 142kg at the Rio Games on Sunday.

Onye Lauritta jubilates after winning gold with a new world record in the women's shot put F40.

Grimaldi, who won gold in the T47 long jump event on Friday, will also compete in the 200 metres later in the week.

The four of James Fox, Pam Relph, Dan Brown and Grace Clough shouted and punched the air as the Paralympics squad looked to repeat the success on the water than their Olympic colleagues had achieved.

Latifat Tijani and Esther Onyema won Silver medals respectively.

Meanwhile, Will Bayley guaranteed himself a medal in the Class 7 table tennis by getting through to tomorrow's final.

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