Paralympics 2012: Nigeria finishes 3rd best in Africa with 13 Medals


Africa did very well in the just concluded Paralympic Games. 10 African countries won 112 medals – 38 gold, 36 silver and 38 bronze medals.

Nigeria placed third in Africa after Tunisia and South Africa and 22nd on the overall medals table. Nigeria had 6 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze. We were also the Games’ overall number one winners of the Power lifting event, from where we won 12 of our13 medals.

Team Nigeria athletes also set four world records through Esther Oyema, Yakubu Adesokan, Joy Onaolapo and Folashade Oluwafemiayo.

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