Loveline Obiji wins 5th Gold Medal for Nigeria at London 2012 Paralympics

Nigeria’s 82.50kg power-lifter, Loveline Obiji proved that wining gold could be so lovely, after she outclassed her opponents to increase Nigeria’s medal tally here at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Team Nigeria’s gold spinning machine was temporarily off the mark after a bright start. But Obiji put behind all the pressure associated with the controversial loss by compatriot, Folashade Olufemiayo on Tuesday and made a spectacle at the London Excel Centre. She heaved 145kg in her second attempt and for her, it was mission accomplished.

“After establishing that lead, I knew that the gold was mine. I told God that I wanted gold and he gave it to me. I wasn’t under any pressure because I knew who was behind me.