Nigeria’s Powerlifting Gold medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro Ndidi Nwosu is dead.
The Gold Medalist, who also won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, died in Owerri, Imo State on March 1, 2020 following complications arising from a lung infection.
Former President of the Nigeria Powerlifting Federation, Queen Uboh, made this known in a telephone chat from her base in Canada.
According to Uboh, the husband of the late powerlifter, Ikechukwu Nwosu, called her to convey the sad news of her athlete.
She said: “Ndidi sustained an injury from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
“She was a heavy weight powerlifter.
“I had actually assisted by paying for two of the surgeries she had in Owerri, but after the surgery, she was never the same again.
“She had been off and on in the hospital and that was why she couldn’t take part in this last World Cup.
“Even before she died, she appeared to me in the dream.
“She told me not to leave her family and that I was still her mummy despite not being the Powerlifting President anymore.
“So when the husband called me to inform me of her passing, I knew already because she had appeared to me in the dream.”
Nwosu also holds a world record, which she set in Australia after lifting 120kg, as well and set a new record at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro after she lifted 140kg in the 73kg women’s class.
She won Bronze in the Mexico city World Cup in 2017.