Tokyo 2020: Obiji Loveline wins Nigeria’s First Silver Medal

Loveline Obiji clinched a silver medal in women’s +86g lifting 147kg. She wrapped up Nigeria’s participation in Powerlifting at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and brought the country’s haul to 6 medals (three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals all coming from Powerlifting).

Loveline Obiji began powerlifting in 2006 in Imo State, Nigeria.
She won a gold medal in the 82.5kg category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

She was named Sportswoman of the Year at the 2015 Nigerian Sports Awards.

In 2012, she received the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

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