Nigeria at the Paralympics

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Nigeria at the
Paralympics
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Summer appearances

Nigeria made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona. It sent a delegation of six male athletes to compete in track & field, powerlifting and table tennis.

History[edit]

Nigeria made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona when they sent a delegation of six men to compete in track & field, powerlifting and table tennis.[1] Adeoye Ajibola won two gold medals in sprint, while Monday Emoghawve obtained one in powerlifting.[1]

Nigeria has participated in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, though it has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics.[2]

Medallists[edit]

Nigeria made its Paralympic debut at the 1992 Summer Paralympics, where they claimed three gold medals.[3][4] The country set a single Games medal record for themselves at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, where they claimed 7 gold medals.[3] Going into the 2016 Summer Paralympics, the country had claimed 22 gold medals, 11 silver, and 12 bronze in the Paralympics during their history.[2][3]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Ajibola, AdeoyeAdeoye Ajibola Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's sprint
 Gold Ajibola, AdeoyeAdeoye Ajibola Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's sprint
 Gold Emoghawve, MondayMonday Emoghawve Spain 1992 Barcelona Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's powerlifting
 Gold Ajibola, AdeoyeAdeoye Ajibola United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's sprint
 Gold Ajibola, AdeoyeAdeoye Ajibola United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's sprint
 Gold Emoghawve, MondayMonday Emoghawve United States 1996 Atlanta Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's powerlifting
 Gold Nzuruike, EdithEdith Nzuruike Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's javelin
 Gold Emoghawve, MondayMonday Emoghawve Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's powerlifting
 Gold Ismaila, IyaboIyabo Ismaila Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's powerlifting
 Gold Nneji, VictoriaVictoria Nneji Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's powerlifting
 Gold Okafor, PatriciaPatricia Okafor Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifing Women's powerlifting
 Gold Agunbiade, TajudeenTajudeen Agunbiade Australia 2000 Sydney Table tennis pictogram.svg Table Tennis Men's singles
 Gold Agunbiade, TajudeenTajudeen Agunbiade, Tunde Adisa, Femi Alaba Australia 2000 Sydney Table tennis pictogram.svg Table Tennis Men's team
 Gold Adesoji, AdekundoAdekundo Adesoji Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's sprint
 Gold Adesoji, AdekundoAdekundo Adesoji Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's sprint
 Gold Adesoji, AdekundoAdekundo Adesoji Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's sprint
 Gold Ezeikpe, SilverSilver Ezeikpe Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's javelin
 Gold Ejike, LucyLucy Ejike Greece 2004 Athens Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's powerlifting
 Gold Njideka, EuchariaEucharia Njideka China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's shotput
 Gold Njideka, EuchariaEucharia Njideka China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's discus
 Gold Ejike, LucyLucy Ejike China 2008 Beijing Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's powerlifting
 Gold Ishaku, RuelRuel Ishaku China 2008 Beijing Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's powerlifting
 Gold Adesokan, YakubuYakubu Adesokan United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 48 kg
 Gold Nwokorie, IvoryIvory Nwokorie United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 44 kg
 Gold Oyema, EstherEsther Oyema United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 48 kg
 Gold Onaolapo, JoyJoy Onaolapo United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 52 kg
 Silver Obichukwu, IkechukwuIkechukwu Obichukwu United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 52 kg
 Silver Ulonnam, AnthonyAnthony Ulonnam United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 56 kg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nigeria at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ a b Nigeria at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ a b c "6 Facts to know about Nigeria at the Paralympics". Nigeria Today. 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Nigeria - National Paralympic Committee". www.paralympic.org. Retrieved 2016-06-13.