Oluwafemiayo finished ahead of local hero Louise Sugden, who set a new national record of 128kg.
“I love breaking British records. It puts me in a good position for Tokyo 2020 and it is the main reason why I decided to lift 128kg,” Oluwafemiayo said.
It was Sugden’s first competition in over a year, when she also competed in Manchester, Great Britain, in February 2020.
“It has been difficult at times. I was fortunate to set up something in my garage to be able to train all the time. In the last couple of months, I have also been able to train properly because I got the elite athlete exemption. Without that, I don’t think that I would have been able to lift even half of the amount that I lifted in Manchester.”
Paulina Okpala, who beat France's favourite and Paralympic champion in the up to 73kg, and Loveline Obiji (over 86kg) added two more golds to Nigeria's tally.
Folashade Oluwafemiayo making it look easy!
Nigerian 🇳🇬 athlete set a new world record in her third attempt at the Manchester World Cup.