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Loveline Obiji

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Owerri, NGR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Accounting - University of Nigeria: Enugu, NGR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2006 in Imo State, Nigeria.
Why this sport?
"I had a passion for sports."
Club / Team
Imo State Sports Council: Owerri, NGR
Name of coach
Feyisetan Are [national]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Nigeria

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, listening to music. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 82.5kg category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Apr 2021; Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Patience Igbiti. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Coach Feyisetan Are. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is only one way to success. It's called hard work." (Facebook profile, Apr 23 2021)
Awards and honours
She was named Sportswoman of the Year at the 2015 Nigerian Sports Awards. (paralympic.org, 07 Aug 2018; nigeriansportsaward.com, 21 Nov 2015)

In 2012 she received the Member of the Order of the Niger [MON]. (sportsdayonline.com, 20 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (vanguardngr.com, 15 Aug 2018)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 1
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-10 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Over 86.00kg Final 2017-12-08 2