World Para Powerlifting sends condolences for the death of Paul Kehinde

Rio 2016 Paralympic gold and Mexico City 2017 World Championships title among the biggest achievements of the Nigerian athlete 19 Nov 2021
a male powerlifter holds up his gold medal
Paul Kehinde with his gold medal in the men's up to 65k category at the Mexico City 2017 World Championships
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By World Para Powerlifting

World Para Powerlifting is saddened by the news of the passing of Nigerian athlete Paul Kehinde.

Kehinde died on Thursday (18 November) in his home country at the age of 33.

He made his international debut in 2010 and won his first major title at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Kehinde became Paralympic champion at Rio 2016 in the men’s up to 65kg category and took the world title in the same event at the Mexico City 2017 World Championships.

The Nigerian still holds the world record (221kg) in the men’s up to 65kg set at the Dubai 2018 World Cup.

World Para Powerlifting shares its condolences with the family of Paul Kehinde, the National Paralympic Committee of Nigeria and the Para powerlifting community in the country.