The Powerlifting World Cup in Abuja began ©World Para Powerlifting

Hosts Nigeria enjoyed a strong day as the World Para Powerlifting World Cup opened at Abuja International Conference Centre.

The event is the first World Cup of 2020 and is part of the qualification process for this year's Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

There was a Nigerian 1-2-3 in the women's under-45kg with Latifat Tijani taking gold after lifting 112kg.

Loveth Abokin was the silver medallist on 100kg and Seun Solomon took bronze on 96kg.

Nigeria also won the women's under-61kg category as Lucy Ejike lifted 135kg.

Fatma Korany of Egypt managed 116kg for silver and Maria Koma recorded 100kg for bronze.

In the women's under-67kg, Olaitan Ibrahim won goldfor the hosts after lifting 125kg.

Fatma Omar of Egypt was the silver medallist on 121kg and Chinwendu Oriemezie lifted the same, winning bronze on higher bodyweight.

Egypt's Rehab Ahmed saw off the hosts in the women's under-50kg, lifting 115kg.

Nigerian pair Rukayat Ajiboye and Franca Anigbogu were second and third, both managing 105kg and being separated on bodyweight.

In the women's under-41kg, Kenya's Hellen Kariuki took gold on 92kg, with Brazil's Lara Aparecida second on 76kg.

Amarachi Okoronkwo of Nigeria was third on 75kg.

Brazil's Joao Franca won the men's under-49kg, lifting 145kg.

Muhammed Gbadamosi of Nigeria took silver on 135kg and Ghana's Peter Abiola lifted 80kg for bronze.

The final category of the night that was decided was the men's under-54kg which was won by Nigeria's Roland Ezuruike who lifted 170kg.

Silver went to Bruno Carra of Brazil who lifted 165kg with bronze going to Taha Abdelmajid who lifted 163kg.