Latifat Tijani after claiming a Gold medal in Manchester

Latifat Tijani Rio 2016 Paralympic Silver medallist Latifat Tijani has claimed a GOLD medal in the women’s up to 45kg class on Day 1 of the Manchester World Cup holding from March 25th to 28th.

After more than a year of inactivity due to the pandemic, a Nigerian team of 13 Para Powerlifters are part of the 125 athletes from 22 countries competing at the four-day event.

Another Nigerian, Nsini Jonah Ben also struck GOLD in the Women’s up to 41kg in the first event of the competition, equaling the African Record set by compatriot Esther Nworgu at the 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup in Abuja.

The Manchester World Cup is the second World Cup to be held this month, following the first leg which was staged in Bogota earlier in March.

Latifat Adebayo (@phatill) is a Digital Sports Journalist, a content creator and social media enthusiast.


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