Nigeria's Precious Orji world record lift of 151kg at 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships
In securing Nigeria’s fifth gold of the Championships in the women’s +86kg, Precious Orji had the crowd in joyous raptures and ensured her country topped the Dubai medals table.
Orji, broke her own world record three times, eventually lifting 151kg, 9kg more than her previous best set 14 months ago. Victory was almost certain for the 34-year-old after the first round because eventual silver medallist Nadia Ali (135kg) injured herself during her unsuccessful second round attempt.
Melaica Tuinfort (113kg) picked up the Netherlands’ first medal of the week with bronze.
The 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships have featured over 330 athletes from nearly 60 countries and were the first opportunity for athletes to begin qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The competition also featured the climax to the "Raise the Bar campaign," which has seen powerlifters and team officials take part in education seminars as part of efforts to reduce doping in the sport.
For more information about the 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships, please visit the Dubai 2014 microsite: http://www.paralympic.org/dubai-2014/media-centre.