Nigeria wins 7th gold in Paralympics


Flora Ugwunwa set a new world record in the women’s javelin – F54 event on Tuesday at the Rio Paralympics to give Nigeria its seventh gold medal.

She recorded a throw of 20.25 metres after six attempts to win the gold medal and take Nigeria’s tally to seven gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

On a day when Nigeria’s medals search was looking to be futile after some failure in the favourite hunting ground of power-lifting, the athletics event provided succour.

Ugwunwa beat a field of nine to set new Paralympic and world records, while Tunisia’s Hania Aidi won the silver medal with a throw of 18.88m.

South Africa’s Ntombizanele Situ completed the African sweep of the event’s medals by winning the bronze medal with a heave of 17.90m.

Earlier in the day, Nigeria had been so close but still far from winning any medal on the day after some unsuccessful outings.

In power-lifting men’s -88kg, Opeyemi Jegede could only place fifth, while Abdulazeez Ibrahim placed sixth in power-lifting men’s -97 kg

The Games will come to an end on Sunday.


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  • EOkeh

    congratulation, Nigeria.

    • Omini

      Congratulations Nigeria or Congratulations Biafra? Please be honest. Even your Buhari as wicked as he is has said you people should be honest in utterances even though he is not. Just listen to the message and forget the messanger.

    • Rotimi

      When you meet an Indian, they say they are from India. Same with Ghanaians.

      Meet a Nigerian, and within 5 minutes, s/he would let you know he is NOT from that other “inferior” tribe 🙂

      Yeye primitive tribal primates!

      • EOkeh

        Just insult the country, Nigeria; Nigerians will shout yes! yes!! but try to insult any of our Nigerian tribes then listen to the reactions from Nigerians. It’s quite baffling. From our leaders to the led, No patriotism at all.

  • thusspokez

    Well done!

  • Folahan

    Congratulations to you all, We are getting excellent results due to merit system used to select the athletes that were sent to RIO, unlike the ‘Who you Know syndrome that was used to select able bodied athletes’ besides they were able to see the positives of life despite being disabled unlike those that keep complaining about everything instead of working hard and making the best of what is presented to them.

  • What does NORTH contribute?

    1. Lauritta Onye (Gold in Shot Put..and World Record Holder)—————–(EAST) Country = Biafra)
    2. Ndidi Nwosu (Gold in Power Lifting [73Kg] World Record Holder)———–(EAST) Country = Biafra)
    3. Lucy Ejike (Gold in Power Lifting [61Kg] World Record Holder)————-(EAST) Country = Biafra.
    4. Roland Ezuruike (Gold in Power Lifting [200kg] World Record Holder) ——(EAST) Country = Biafra)
    5. Esther Oyema (Silver in Power Lifting[55kg] )—————————–(EAST) Country = Biafra)

    6. Bose Omolayo (Gold in Power Lifting [138Kg] World Record Holder)———-(WEST) Country = Nigeria)
    7. Paul Kehinde (Gold in Power Lifting[218kg] World Record Holder)———–(WEST) Country = Nigeria)
    8. Abdulahi Aminu (Gold in Suicide Bombings[1,738Kg] World Record Holder)—-(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)
    9. Abubakar Shekau(Gold in Islamist Terrorism [9,218kg] World Record Holder)-(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)
    10. Bature Danbazu (Gold in Beheading [9,38Kg] World Record Holder)———–(NORTH Country = Nigeria)
    11. Mukhtar Ibrahim (Gold in Sharia implementation, World Record Holder)——(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)
    12. Daura Kabiru (Gold in the massacre of Villagers [Fulani Herdsmen]——–(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)
    13. Mohammadu Burutai (Gold in Embezzlement – Dubai housing Estate[218kg]—–(NORTH) Country = Nigeria)

    • Anyi n’eme ofuma

      Odi kwa egwu; hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Rommel

        I would like to know what records people like Jonathan Goodluck,Tompolo,Patience Jonathan would hold looking at your rankings