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Latifat Tijani wins first gold for Nigeria in Para Powerlifting with 107kg lift in -45kg women class

Latifat started with 105. She failed first attempt but lifted it in second attempt. She lifted 107 in her third and final attempt.

She attempted 117 to set a games record but she did succeed. She was not prepared for it. It was the Nigerian delegation that urged her to attempt the games record as her failure would not affect the result.

Silver was Cui Zhe of China. She started with 95, then 100 in successful 1st and second attempts. When she saw Lati had lifted 105, she booked 110 and even increased it to 112 for her final attempt

Bronze medalist, Justyna Kozdryk of Poland started with 93 and 95 successfully. She then booked 101 for her final attempt knowing she was already in the podium.

Cui also seeing that Justyna stopped at 101 decided to respect herself and scaled down her 112 booking to 102 to settle for silver.

So with the successful 105 in her second attempt, Latifat had the gold before her final attempt. She also however did the 107 final attempt successfully.

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