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Nigeria’s Nsini Ben leaves Rio Paralympics without a successful lift

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Nigeria’s Nsini Ben finished her participation at the 2016 Summer Paralympics without having managed a successful lift in an eight lifter deep field that saw Paralympic and World Records set by Turkey’s  Nazmiye Muratli.


The Nigerian lifter attempted 101kgs on her first lift and was unsuccessful.  A second attempt at the weight was also unsuccessful.  On her third try, she was unsuccessful lifting 101kg.  Had she managed to lift 101kg, she could have won a bronze.

Ben is coached by Prince Feyisetan Are. Born in Urua Inyang, the 19-year-old weights 40kgs (88lbs).

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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