Grace Anozie wins 6th Gold Medal for Nigeria at London 2012 Paralympics

Nigeria’s female weight lifter, Grace Anozie won the gold medal in the women’s +82.50 kg Powerlifting on Day 7 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

Nigerian power-lifters rounded off their conquest of the London 2012 Paralympics Games with fanfare as Grace Anozie grabbed Nigeria’s sixth gold medal in the final day of the power-lifting event yesterday.

Anozie who is a veteran of the Paralympics finally got her gold after 12 years of trying, when she lifted 162kg in the +82kg category at the London ExCel Centre.

Anozie set a new world record in February.

Her main aim here in London was to surpass her 168kg best performance, but it almost turned out to be a nightmare. She struggled to lift 162kg, which however was good enough to win her first gold.