Eucharia Iyiazi

Eucharia Iyiazi on Thursday increased Team Nigeria’s medals haul at the ongoing 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo by winning a bronze medal in the women’s seated shot put event.

In the final of the event’s F57 class at the Olympic Stadium, Iyiazi had a season-best throw of 10.40 metres to finish third and claim the bronze medal.

Algeria’s Safia Djelal, the world, and Paralympic record-holder in the F56 class of the event created a new world record in the F57 with 11.29m to win the gold medal.

China’s Xu Milan heaved 10.81m to finish second and win the silver medal.

Iyiazi’s victory took Nigeria’s medals tally at the Tokyo Paralympics to three gold, one silver, and four bronze medals.

The 2020 Paralympics will end on Sunday.

Gazette

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