GC2018: Esther Oyema, Roland Ezuruike Wins Gold In Para-Powerlifting

GOLD COAST – Nigeria’s Esther Oyema has won gold with a world record score of 141.6 in the Para powerlifting women’s lightweight final at Carrara Indoors Sports Centre on Tuesday 10 April.

Contesting in the men’s lightweight final wasRoland Ezuruike who became the first Nigerian to claim a gold medal at this year’s edition with a lift of 224.3kg.

The silver medal for the same event went to his fellow compatriot Paul Kehinde who lifted 219.9kg while Ali Jawad of England lifted 182.7kg to win the bronze medal.

So far Nigeria has won three gold and four silver at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and are currently laced 10th position on the medal table.

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