Paralympics: Team Nigeria win 10 medals, ranked 3rd best in Africa

Our heroes! Team Nigeria pulled a total of 10 medals at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games, a feat that saw them ranked 3rd best in Africa.

The team went with just 22 athletes to the games, and they did a fantastic job of getting four gold, one silver, and five bronze medals.

Paralympics_ Team Nigeria win 10 medals, ranked 3rd best in Africa

Lauritta Onye started the closing day of Nigeria’s contest by winning bronze in the women F40 shot put event and Flora Ugunnwa brought icing on the cake with gold in the F54 javelin event.

Flora Ugunnwa threw 18.39 metres to claim a gold medal in the women’s f-54 javelin event and retain the title she won at the Rio De Janeiro 2016 games.

Eucharia Iyiazi won a bronze medal in the women shot put – F40, while Lauritta Onye took home another bronze medal in the women’s, shot put – F57 event.

The country also claimed bronze in the Men’s Team – Classes 9-10 table tennis event.

China finished top of the log amassing a total of 200 medals comprising of 93 gold, 57, silver and 50 bronze medals with Great Britain coming a distant second with 41 gold, 38 silver, and 43 bronze medals totaling 122 medals while the Russian Paralympic Committee are currently third with 36 gold, 32 silver, and 49 bronze medals.

Tunisia are the highest-ranked African country at the Games with four gold, five silver, and two bronze medals while Algeria are second with four gold, four silver, and four bronze medals.

Nigeria are currently third on the log while South Africa’s four gold, one silver, and one bronze medal place them fourth with Morocco in the fifth with three gold, four silver, and two bronze medals.

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