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Nigeria Wins 10 medals at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Nigeria finished the Tokyo Paralympics with 10 medals from three events. Powerlifting accounted for six — three gold, one silver and two bronze. Athletics brought the second-largest haul — one gold and two bronze; while table tennis added just a bronze medal.

Lauritta Onye.

The overall medal haul is just two short of Nigeria’s record set in Rio 2016 where the country made the podium 12 times.

Established names like Lauritta Onye didn’t disappoint as she managed to win bronze despite not doing well in the F40 shotput category.


She fell short of retaining her gold medal from Rio, settling for a season-best throw of 8.29 meters to finish behind Poland’s Renata Sliwinska and Tunisia’s Nourhein Belhaj.

Nigeria ended the tournament in 31st on the medals table, out of over 70 countries that participated in this year’s Paralympics.

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