Nigerian female weightlifter breaks world record at World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico

On Sunday, December 2nd, the first day of competition at the World Para Powerlifting Championships was full of emotions and excitement as Nigeria´s Alice Oluwafemiayo smashed and broke the women’s +86kg world record in Mexico.

Oluwafemiayo won after clearing the bar at 140kg before lifting 145kg in her fourth attempt to break the world record of 144kg fellow Nigerian Loveline Obiji had set back in 2014.

“I feel very happy, it was not something I was expecting,” said Nigeria’s newest world champion.

China´s Feifei Zheng (130kg) claimed silver at her first major international competition, while Egypt´s 2010 world champion Geehan Hassan (125kg) completed the podium.

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