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Lucy Ejike - Nigeria's powerlifting hero

The story of Nigeria's most successful female paralympian and how she finally beat her closest rival.

Lucy Ejike is Nigeria’s most successful female paralympian and the winner of gold medals in para-powerlifting at three different Paralympic Games. Ejike’s twenty-year career has been marked by her rivalry with her friend Fatma Omar of Egypt, whom she finally defeated with a world-record lift at the 2016 games in Rio. She talks to Iain Mackness. The programme is a Made-In-Manchester Production.

PHOTO: Lucy Ejike in 2017 (Getty Images)

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  • Thu 3 Sep 2020 09:50GMT
  • Thu 3 Sep 2020 23:50GMT
  • Mon 7 Sep 2020 02:50GMT

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