Paralympics: Nigeria, third in Africa on the medal table

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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  1. 12 of 13 medals in powerlifting? Didn't we participate in other sports? There was once upon a time when we won medals in the sprint events in the paralympics.