Nigeria stays top with six gold medals


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The Nigeria contingent to the powerlifters the ongoing World Cup in Manchester are living up to their top billing after they followed up winning three gold medals in the opening day of competition on Thursday with another three-gold haul on Friday in the second day of action at the four-day event.

Friday’s gold medals came from the trio of Lucy Ejike, Thomas Kure, and Olaitan Ibrahim.

Ejike, who is a world record holder in her class delivered a flawless performance to win the gold medal in the women’s up to 61kg category

Olaitan on her part won the up to 67kg women category while Kure took the top spot ; winning the gold medal in the men’s up to 59kg category.

The Manchester World Cup is the second World Cup to be held this month, following the first leg which was staged in Bogota, Colombia earlier in March.

Pattaya, Thailand will be home to the third World Cup followed by Tbilisi, Georgia, both in May.

It will be the first time both countries host a World Cup.

The traditional Dubai Fazza World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in June will be the final stop before the Tokyo Paralympics.

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