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Yakubu Adesokan wins gold medal for Paralympic’s power lifting…smashing the world record

Channels Television  
Updated August 31, 2012

 Yakubu Adesokan has won Nigeria’s first gold medal at the on-going London Paralympic games.

Adesokan smashed the world record in power lifting 48 kg weight categories lifting 180 kg to set Nigeria on the path of glory.

Adesokan had earlier this year in the qualifier held at the United Arab Emirates set a record of 177kg to erase former record of 175kg.

Vladimir Balynetc of Russia took silver with 170kg while Taha  Abdelmagid  picked bronze with 165kg.



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