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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.

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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 (2533 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.

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