Rio Paralympics 2016: Nigeria Ends Heroic Campaign With 12 Medals

at 08:55 AM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(21212 | Addicted Hero) (m)

While there were no additional medals for Team Nigeria in their last events on Saturday, the country’s special athletes have done enough to be celebrated for their heroics in Rio.
Having left for the 2016 Paralympics without any fanfare and on the heels of another disappointing Olympic Games show, the physically-challenged athletes lifted spirits high in Rio where they amassed a dozen medals.

Eight of the total haul was gold while there were two silver as well as two bronze medals in the kitty. These may just see Nigeria finish as the top African team at the 2016 Paralympics.

The medals gathered also looked good enough to guarantee Nigeria her best ever placement in the Paralympics; the highest mark being the 22nd position achieved in Sydney 2000.
As at Sunday morning, Nigeria was 16th on the medal table and number one in Africa. The competition ends on Sunday when Nigeria will not be participating in any event.

The winners
Six Nigerian athletes broke the World Records (WR) in their events, in some instances they did it twice or thrice while still competing to win Gold.
Powerlifting and athletics accounted for the WRs.

Some of the gold medal winners include Ezuruike Roland, Kehinde Paul, Ejike Lucy, Onye Lauritta, Nwosu Ndidi, Omolayo Bose, Ugwunwa Flora, and Orji Josephine.
The silver medalists are Tijani Latifat and Oyema Esther while Innocent Nnamdi and Iyiazi Eucharia won bronze.


Problem with this article? Please email reporter[at]naijapals[dot]com or visit our contact page

diutopep at 09:50 AM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(6172 | Gistmaniac) Online (f)
Interesting!!
Reply
CHRISETTE at 12:29 PM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(12895 | Hero) (f)
This is impressive bravo!
Reply
Freddie333 at 01:15 PM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(804 | Upcoming) (m)
Well done
Reply
kayveetee at 03:30 PM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(2572 | Gistmaniac) (m)
well done.
Reply
kayveetee at 03:31 PM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(2572 | Gistmaniac) (m)
well done., thumbs up 4 y'all.
Reply
kison at 03:53 PM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(19582 | Hero) (m)
 THAT IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU ARE CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL……………………………………….
Reply
senatordee01 at 06:14 PM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(1403 | Gistmaniac) (m)
welcome home
Reply
sandler at 06:38 PM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(1955 | Gistmaniac) (m)
WASTED GENERATION
Reply
okatee at 10:22 PM, 18/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(7680 | Hero) (m)
I JZT HOP SAY SPORTS MINISTER GO PAY DIZ GUYZ OOO, CUZ DEM REALLI TRIED
Reply
gogoman at 12:09 AM, 19/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(31873 | Addicted Hero) (m)
nice one
Reply
tweetynene at 10:08 AM, 20/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(1381 | Gistmaniac) (f)
God bless them
Reply
CHRISETTE at 08:50 PM, 20/09/2016 (2 years ago)
(12895 | Hero) (f)
I love you all
Reply
1marviz at 01:33 PM, 6/12/2016 (1 year ago)
(1903 | Gistmaniac) (m)
congratttttttttttssssssssssssssssssssssss
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. ignis99 on: Bisi Alimi Exposes Pubic Hair In New Sultry Photo (+18)
    Oh you mean the he /she ,even the dictionary needs to be re -written because of these evil guys. ... 9 mins ago ago
  2. o0OoStGHsbso0OoE1iL on: ‘If I No Find Husband In One Year, I’m Coming To Share Yours’ – Toke Makinwa Tells Annie Idibia
    ππCopy forum --- M.A.O Ebhabha®π... 20 mins ago ago
  3. kaposky on: "Ganduje Is A Responsible Leader Despite Allegations Of Receiving Bribes" - Buhari
    BUHARI IS WORST THAN DEVIL... 29 mins ago ago
  4. kp45 on: Delta State Governor, Okowa Promises Super Eagles $25,000 Per Goal Against South Africa (Photos)
    Your state is unkept with pot-holes, bad roads everywhere. Who is this man for Christ sake? ... 34 mins ago ago
  5. smart61 on: Nigerians React As Senior Lawyer Wears Torn Gown And Wig To Court (Photos)
    Na him own JuJu be that to win case... 38 mins ago ago