Nigeria continued its strong start in the Para Powerlifting World Championship with three more gold medals in Manchester.
Thomas Kure started the day with a victory for Nigeria in the men’s 59-kilogram category and weighing 176 kg, ahead of his compatriot Ibrahim Dauda, who won silver with a weight of 165 kg.
The Pole Mariusz Tomczyk took bronze with a weight of 162 kg, 1 kg ahead of the Briton Ali Jawad.
A second gold for Nigeria came at the next event – the women’s 61kg – when Lucy Ejike finished well ahead of the rest of the field, weighing 133kg.
Rayisa Toporkova from Ukraine won silver with 112 kg and the Briton Kimberley Dean won bronze with a weight of 78 kg.
A third was added for Nigeria among women under 67kg when Olaitan Ibrahim, weighing 122kg, took gold.
The silver medal went to Tetyana Shyrokolava from Ukraine with a weight of 102 kg in front of the Irish Britney Arendse in the countback.
The Briton Mark Swan won gold in the men’s under 65 kg category with a load round lift of 173 kg to take the victory from Marek Trykacz from Poland by one kilogram.
Kazuki Okuyama from Japan won bronze with a weight of 145 kg.
The men’s 72kg title went to Iskandar Tursunbaev of Uzbekistan after lifting 203kg to deny Nigeria a fourth gold.
Nnamdi Innocent had to be satisfied with silver with 192 kg, 1 kg ahead of the Italian Donato Telesca in third place.
The event is to continue tomorrow.