Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: London Paralympics - Nigerian Wins Gold, Sets New World Record

Yakubu Adesokan has won the first gold medal for Nigeria in the on-going Paralympic Games in London. The 33 year-old did it in style by breaking the world record in the men's 48 category by lifting 178 kg, which is over three times his body weight.

This news will make Nigerians heave a sigh of relief, as the team Nigeria, who participated in the just completed London Olympics had an abysmal performance.

London Paralympic Games which kicked off yesterday, 30 August and will end on 9 September, 2012, involving solely the disabled, have already started producing its expected sensation.

Meanwhile, China are currently toping the medals table with five golds, two silvers and two bronze. Second are Australia with two golds, two silvers and two bronze.

Third on the table are Russia with the total of four medals. Great Britain has the total of five medals. USA have the total of three medals, whereas, Nigeria has one gold medal.

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