A Paralympic gold medallist Paul Kehinde says his target at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia is to set a record that would stay unbroken for more than a decade.
Kehinde, who is currently the Paralympics and world record holder in the men’s para-powerlifting -65kg category, said he would not stop there but would press further to achieve this dream.
He said, “With the help of God and the encouragement and training by my coach Are Feyisetan, I have been able to do the country proud in para-powerlifting.
“The newly-renovated gym and support from the sports ministry have also impacted positively on my preparations for the Games.
“My target in this sport now is to set a record that will be unbreakable in the next 10 or 20 years to come and I believe that with determination and the help of God, I will achieve it.”
NAN reports that Kehinde is among the six athletes who will represent the country in the para-powerlifting event of the Games holding from April 4 to April 15 in Gold Coast.
Kehinde won the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and also won gold at the 2016 Paralympics after smashing the world record twice with a lift of 220kg.
At the IPC Powerlifting World Championships held in Mexico in 2017, Kehinde broke his own record of 220kg with a lift of 220.5kg.
Kehinde went further to break his own world record of 220.5kg at the 2018 9th Fazza World Cup held in Dubai in February with a lift of 221kg.