President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated Nigeria’s team for an outstanding performance at the Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil.
President Buhari joins all sports-loving Nigerians in commending the athletes for doing the country proud by winning 12 medals and setting new records, which made them the top-performing African team at the 2016 games.
The President extols the resilient spirit of the Nigerian Paralympic athletes, who were able to excel in the face of adversity.
President Buhari applauds the athletes for their tenacity, focus […]
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has revealed that the victorious team who represented Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, will be received when they arrive in Abuja. According to him, a reception for the team will hold tomorrow – Sunday 18th September 2016, at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport reception ground by 3pm.
This is a welcome development considering Nigeria’s U23 Olympic team, who won bronze at the games, arrived back in Nigeria in August without any official from the Sports […]
Oscar Pistorius is gone and so far there’s been no replacement for the first athlete to compete in both the Paralympics and Olympics. But it’s probably only a matter of time.
Disgraced after his conviction in the murder of his girlfriend in South Africa, Pistorius is absent in every sense from the Rio Paralympics. New Zealander Liam Malone even smashed his 200m record on Monday, running on a similar set of carbon-fiber blades to those that “blade runner” Pistorius made so […]
Nigeria’s Ndidi Nwosu won the country’s fifth gold in the women’s -73kg Powerlifting event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.
Nwosu lifted 140kg to equal the Paralympics Record (PR), which gave her the coveted gold at the event. France’s Souhad Ghazouani came second after she lifted 135kg, while Egypt’s Amany Ali came third.
The Nigerian was far behind the two counterparts quite early in the event, but she perfected her strategy to take the giant stride that produced the […]
Lauritta Onye has handed Team Nigeria it’s first medal in the athletes event, clinching gold in the women’s shot put f40 on day-four of the Rio Paralympic.
Her first throw of 7.83m saw her break her world record of 7.72m set at the 2015 IPC world athletics championships in Doha.
Her second throw landed at 7.54m, while she went one centimeter further on her third attempt.
Onye then went on to unleash an astonishing throw of 8.40m on her fourth attempt to secure […]
Team Nigeria’s captain, Lucy Ejike, has added another gold medal to the country’s haul, at the ongoing 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
Ejike broke the Paralympic and world record three successive times, to win the women’s -61kg event in powerlifting.
Her successful attempt at 136.kg on Sunday, set a new Paralympic Record (PR) and World Record (WR). She went on to set a bigger mark at 138kg, before lifting a massive 142kg.
Silver went to Egypt’s Fatma Omar, who lifted 140kg, while […]
Power lifter, Paul Kehinde, has won a second gold medal for the country at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Kehinde lifted 218kg to beat his rivals to the gold medal in the -65kg men’s category on Saturday night.
His exploit was coming on the heels of an earlier gold medal haul by Roland Ezuruike in the men’s -54kg category. Roland Ezuruike, set three Paralympics records on his way to winning Gold in the men -54kg category.
Female power lifter, Latifat Tijani set the […]
Roland Ezuruike of Nigeria has won men’s 54kg powerlifting title to claim first gold for the country at ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.
The 40-year old Ezuruike entered the contest lifting 185kg on the first try to set a new Paralympic record before he extended it with his second lift of 190kg.
Earlier, Latifat Tijani won the first medal for the country by clinching silver in the women’s 45kg powerlifting