LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Folashade Oluwafemiayo of Nigeria wins the Silver medal in the Women's -75 kg Powerlifting on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Nigeria shine at Paralympic games

The Nigeria team to the 2021 Paralympics games has made the country proud once again after a very impressive display at the ongoing 2021 Tokyo Paralympics games.

            After another disappointing Olympics games, the Nigerian team to the Paralympics made the country proud after a medal haul of eight medals Nigeria now stands at no 32 on the ranking table, team Nigeria has three gold, one silver and four bronze, this performance by the Paralympics team undermines the Olympics team, which won just one silver and one bronze in the entire games

Full list of medalists for Team Nigeria so far

Gold: Bose Omolayo, Folashade Oluwafemiayo, Latifat Tijani (Powerlifting)

Silver: Loveline Obiji (Powerlifting)

Bronze: Lucy Ejike (Powerlifting); Ibrahim Olaitan (Powerlifting); Table Tennis men’s team (Tajudeen Agunbiade and Olufemi Alabi); Njideaka Iyiazi (women F57 Shot Put)

Nigeria first medalist was Latifat Tijani when she won the country’s first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games. Latifat won the gold in women’s 45kg powerlifting after she defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg on Thursday 26th of August, Bose omolayo won the second Gold medal on Saturday, 29th of august after winning the 79kg category, then Folashade Oluwafemilayo won the third gold medal the next day on 30th August, at the 86th kg category

Let’s keep our arms crossed, our sofas warm and our voices loud as we cheer the rest of the team to victory

by David Adeleye

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