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Nigeria’s Paralympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder Paul Kehinde Dies at the Age of 33 ▷ Nigeria news

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  • The current world record-holder in the men’s 65kg weightlifting category, Paul Kehinde, is dead
  • The Nigerian Paralympic gold medalist died at the age of 33 after a brief illness, several websites are reporting
  • Kehinde was also a two-time world record holder and broke many records while winning a lot of medals during his industrious career

Paralympic gold medalist and current world record-holder in the men’s 65kg weightlifting category Paul Kehinde is dead.

According to a report on BBC and Daily Post, Kehinde died at the age of 33 on Thursday, November 18, after a brief illness.

Nigeria’s paralympic gold medalist Paul Kehinde dies at the age of 33. Photo: BBC Pidgin
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Kehinde was also a two-time world record holder and broke many records while winning a lot of medals during his industrious career.

His achievements include a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, a gold medal at Malaysia World Cup, a gold medal at the 2015 African Games, gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, a gold medal Mexico World Championship, a gold medal at the 2018 African Championship.

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Other achievements are a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a silver medal at the 2011 World championship.

Alleged Nigerian gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games in 1974 goes blind

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a former Nigerian boxer, Stephen Ugboo, has urged people to come to his rescue as he begs for alms to survive.

Ugboo, who has gone blind, claimed he is a National Sports Festival (NSF) gold medalist who also won a gold medal at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In a video that was shared on Facebook by Igbere TV – IGTV, the veteran boxer could be seen wearing his medals and pleading for help.

He has appealed to the Nigerian government to give him a walking stick that is given to visually impaired people.

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However, a quick check by Legit.ng confirmed that Eddie Ndukwu (featherweight) and Obisia Nwankpa (light-welterweight) were Nigeria’s only gold medalists at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games.

Lagos gifts Nigeria’s first Olympic gold medalist three-bedroom flat

Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that it was an emotional moment for Chioma Ajunwa, Nigeria’s first Olympic gold medalist, as she was gifted a three-bedroom flat by the Lagos state government after 25 years of her heroic act in Atlanta.

In an emotional video that was shared on Instagram by @lindaikejiblogofficial, Ajunwa who made history as an athlete at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, jumped up in excitement when the announcement was made by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

She was promised a house, and after 25 years, the promise has been fulfilled. The apartment she was gifted is situated at the Babatunde Raji Fashola Housing Estate in Ikoyi area of Lagos.

Source: Legit.ng News

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