Joy Onaolapo

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Joy Onaolapo was a Nigerian champion Paralympic weightlifter (2012).[1] She won the gold medal in the 52kg powerlifting category at the 2012 London games.

Onaolapo was confirmed dead in July 2013 at the age of 30.[2] Nigerian former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan described "the death of the Nigerian Paralympian gold medallist, Mrs. Joy Onaolapo as a big loss to the nation."[3] Coach Ijeoma Iheriobim, "has described late Onaolapo as a committed and diligent athlete."[2]