Nigerian Broke World Record In Power-Lifting 2017
21st century females continue to let the world know that women are not just some frail, emotional beings, they show us that they can do some heavy lifting too. Time and time again Nigerian Female athletes break world records in their field. This is the case of Nigerian Power Weightlifter Alice Oluwafemiayo.
On Sunday, December 3rd, on the first day of competition held at the World Para Powerlifting Championships emotions were running high and excitement spurred the air as Nigeria´s Oluwafemiayo broke the women’s +86kg world record in Mexico.
Oluwafemiayo won after clearing the bar at 140kg before lifting 145kg in her fourth attempt to break the world record of 144kg fellow Nigerian Loveline Obiji had set back in 2014.
“I feel very happy, it was not something I was expecting,” she commented.
China´s Feifei Zheng (130kg) claimed silver at her first major international competition, while Egypt´s 2010 world champion Geehan Hassan (125kg) completed the podium.
Congratulations on to Alice Oluwafemiayo on the record breaking performance. However, it begs to question if there is any support given by the Nigerian government to athletes especially women in sports to encourage more participation in the field.
What are your thoughts on women in sports? Has the world really gone past the age where women were perceived as being weak? Do you know of any support schemes available to female athletes? Go over to the comments section and air your opinions on the matter.