Nigeria´s Alice Oluwafemiayo has smashed the women’s up to 86kg world record at the ongoing Word Para Powerlifting Championships holding in Mexico.
Oluwafemiayo won after clearing the bar at 140kg before lifting 145kg in her fourth attempt to break the world record of 144kg her compatriot Loveline Obiji had set back in 2014.
In an interview on the Mexico 2017 website, she said:”“I feel very happy, it was not something I was expecting.”
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.
Meanwhile, Mexican Jose de Jesus Castillo Castillo won a thrilling gold in front of his home crowd in the men’s up to 107kg.