On December 2nd, 2017, a Nigerian paralympian, Alice Oluwafemiayo broke the women’s +86kg world record at the World Para Powerlifting Championships competition in Mexico.
Alice won after lifting 140kg in her first three attempts. In her fourth attempt, she broke the earlier world record by lifting 145kg to beat the 144kg set by a fellow Nigerian, Loveline Obiji in 2014.
“I feel very happy, it was not something I was expecting,” said Alice.
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