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12-year-old Nigerian girl, set to make history at the World Para Powerlifting Championships

A 12-year-old Annabel is set to put her name in the history books as she is set to feature for Nigeria in the 41kg category ahead of 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Lagos state.

The event is scheduled to hold from January 28 to 30 at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, and it will feature 20 Nigerian special athletes compete against 10 other nations.

This comes few weeks after the Plateau state born who is in JSSI picked up gold medal at the recently concluded National Sports Festival in Abuja.

Para-powerlifting Federation of Nigeria President, Queen Uboh, explained that ten countries have confirmed their participation in the competition and there will be ten classes to compete for, with 20 gold medals at stake.

This comes even as a prize tag of $2500 for gold, $1500 for silver and $1000 for Bronze has been set for winners of the event. Also, as part of its support for the event, major sponsor Peak has procured an IPC (International Paralympic Committee) approved mobility bus, with the capacity to seat 12 people and 15 wheelchairs.

This will be the first Para-powerlifting International Competition to be staged in Nigeria. Nigeria currently has some of the best para powerlifters in the world in both the male and female categories.

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