Today, Enugu state governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi honored Enugu-born Paralympian, Mrs. Lucy Ejike, who smashed a world record to win a gold medal at the recent Paralympics held in Rio De Janerio, Brazil. Lucy Ejike, shattered the Paralympic and world record three successive times by winning gold with a lift of 142kg.
The governor rewarded her with the sum of One million naira and a plot of land in Enugu.
The Gold Medalist, Mrs. Ejike thanked the governor for the kind gesture and prayed God to continue to blessing him abundantly. Mrs. Ejike expressed excitement that she was remembered and appreciated for her efforts in the past 16 years.
Ejike first broke the Paralympic record by lifting 136kg before subsequently adding lifts of 138kg and 142kg to seal the world record and hand Nigeria with their third gold medal of the Games.