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Rio Paralympics 2016: Flora Ugwunwa Wins Nigeria’s 7th Gold Medal

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Nigeria’s Flora Ugwunwa has added to the number of Gold Nigeria has won at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Rio.

The athlete set a new world record in the women’s javelin – F54 event on Tuesday at the Rio Paralympics to give Nigeria its seventh gold medal.

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She recorded a throw of 20.25m after six attempts to win the gold medal and take Nigeria’s tally to seven gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

Ugwunwa beat a field of nine to set new Paralympic and world records, while Tunisia’s Hania Aidi won the silver medal with a throw of 18.88m.




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