Wednesday, 14 September 2016

RIO-2016 PARALYMPICS: Nigeria's FLORA UGWUNWA Wins Gold and Set New WORLD and PARALYMPIC RECORD.

Team Nigeria's Flora Ugwunwa smashes world record to win Javelin Gold Medal at the Ongoing Rio-2016 Paralympics and increase Nigeria's tally medals to ten.

The 32-year old was in a class of her own on Tuesday as she went on to erase Tunisian Hania Aidi's world record of 18.86m set at the International Paralympic Committee IPC world championships in Doha last year.

Flora Ugwunwa extended the mark point by  1.39m, throwing an impressive 20.25 in her third attempt of Women's F54 javelin throw.
She surpass Liwan Yang's Paralympic Record of 17.89m set at the London 2012 Paralympics game four years ago.

Former world record holder Hania Aidi set a personal best of 18.88m to take the silver medal, while Ntombizanele Situ of South Africa clinched the bronze medal with a personal best of 17.90m.


Ugwunwa was a Gold medallist at the 2015 African Games in Congo Brazzaville, and her feat in Rio earned Nigeria its second medal in Track and Field, following Laurrita Onye's Gold medal run in the Women's Shot put on Sunday.


Flora Ugwunwa Javelin throw Gold medal takes Nigeria's tally of Gold medals to seven and tenth overall medal at the Day-6 of the ongoing Rio-2016 Paralympics Games.
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