Esther Oneyama has set a new world record in power lifting just 24 hours after her fellow countryman did same.
Another Nigerian has set a new world record in power lifting at the ongoing African Games in Congo. A Nigerian athlete identified as Esther Onyeama set the world record in the 65kg weight class of power lifiting. Onyeama, a physically challenged power-lifter lifted 133 kg to to beat the previous record of 126kg.
Feyisetan Are, the national Para-Powerlifting head coach, praised the athlete for her excellent performance and for making the country proud.
I am excited at the performances of my wards at the competition; they have display a high level of discipline and commitment. The result is there for all to see, they keep setting new African and world records.
The coach also boasted that many more medals should be expected from power lifting.
One of my lifters, Tony will soon catch up with the world champion in the 59kg because the Egyptian has reached his peak.
Tony is young and still coming up in his career. This is the first time he has lifted 190kg. He still has bright prospects of becoming the world champion in no distant time.
As for Rowland Ejike, we know he can do better than the 182kg that he lifted in the 54kg category but we did not want to stress him further, since he had already won a contest. When we get to the world championship he will definitely do better.
Oneyama’s achievement is coming barely a day after Yakubu Adenekan set a new world record also in power lifting.