Nigeria Ranks Third in Africa At Paralympic Games

The athletes took third place in the African medal rankings at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Yakubu Adesokan showing off his gold medal

  • Nigeria:  London 2012 - Paralympics Set for 'Festival of Flame' Send-Off

    This Day, 9 September 2012

    London will bid an "exuberant" farewell to the 2012 Paralympic Games with a closing ceremony billed by organisers as "a Festival of Flame". read more »

  • Nigeria:  Dollar Rain for Country's Paralympic Medallists

    This Day, 8 September 2012

    The Team Nigeria London 2012 Paralympic Games medallists have been momentarily rewarded with cash donations in London for their outstanding performance and lifting the image of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  What Can We Learn As a Nation From Paralympics? (opinion)

    Vanguard, 8 September 2012

    A Neurosurgeon German refugee in Britain during the Second World War, pushed for a radical change in the way spinal cord injury patients were being treated. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Paralympians List Demands After Medals Haul

    Vanguard, 6 September 2012

    After raking in an unprecedented six gold medals at the London 2012 Paraympics Games, Nigerian Paralympians have listed a litany of demands, which they expect President Goodluck ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Anozie Completes Nigeria's Gold Conquests

    Vanguard, 6 September 2012

    Grace Anozie of Nigeria reacts after making a successful lift in the women's +82.50 kg Powerlifting on Day 7 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCeL. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerian Officials Place Athletes Under Surveillance

    Vanguard, 5 September 2012

    Nigerian athletes have become the beautiful brides of the London 2012 Paralympics Games, following their exploits in the power-lifting event. read more »

  • Nigeria:  10 African Nations Win 71 Medals

    Vanguard, 6 September 2012

    Ten African countries have so far won a total of 71 medals at the ongoing 2012 London Paralympic Games. read more »

  • Nigeria:  The Paralympics Reprieve (analysis)

    Daily Trust, 5 September 2012

    In contrast to the regular Olympics, the 2012 Paralympics underway in London has brought something to cheer about for Nigeria. Members of the country's contingent are doing ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obiji Lifts Gold Number Five for Nigeria

    Vanguard, 4 September 2012

    Nigeria's 82.50kg power-lifter, Loveline Obiji proved that wining gold could be so lovely, after she outclassed her opponents to increase Nigeria's medal tally here at the London ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  London 2012 Paralympic Games - Medallists Hail NSC

    Leadership, 3 September 2012

    Nigerian athletes and officials at the on-going Paralympic Games in London have praised the National Sports Commission for ensuring they had quality training and preparations for ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Olympic Stadium Frightens Nigerian Sprinter

    Vanguard, 5 September 2012

    Nigerian sprinter, Segun Rotawo buckled to pressure of competing at the London Olympics Stadium. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Paralympic Games - Nigeria Digs More Power-Lifting Gold in London

    This Day, 5 September 2012

    Team Nigeria's medals haul at the ongoing Paralympic Games continued Tuesday as Loveline Obiji stretched the number of gold medals won in power-lifting to five on Day Six of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigerian Breaks World Record, but Can't Get Gold

    Vanguard, 4 September 2012

    Nigerian power-lifter, Folashade Olufemiayo yesterday set a new world record in the women 75kg power- lifting event of the London 2012 Paralympics Games, but she failed to win the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Paralympic Athletes, Officials Commend the NSC

    This Day, 3 September 2012

    Nigerian athletes and officials at the on-going Paralympic Games in London have praised the National Sports Commission for ensuring they had quality training and preparations for ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Ejike Adds Power-Lifting Silver to Nigeria's Medals

    This Day, 3 September 2012

    Nigeria's Lucy Ejike Sunday narrowly missed adding another gold medal to Team Nigeria's haul at the on-going Paralympic Games in London. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Are Promises More Paralympics Medals

    Daily Trust, 3 September 2012

    Nigeria's powerlifting Coach Feyisetan Are has promised the country more medals at the ongoing Paralympics Games in London. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Paralympics - Nigeria Win More Medals to Stay in 10th Position

    Leadership, 1 September 2012

    Nigeria moved to 10th place on the medals table at the end of proceedings on Friday in London at the 2012 Paralympic Games with two gold and two silver medals. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Team Nigeria's Wasiu, Adewale Begin Medals Quest Today

    Leadership, 1 September 2012

    With so much expectation still placed on Team Nigeria para-athletes in the ongoing London 2012 Paralympic Games to wipe the tears of Nigerians following the country's abysmal ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  London 2012 Paralympics - Ejike Sulks Over Gold Medal Miss

    Vanguard, 3 September 2012

    Nigeria's Lucy Ejike was left fuming yesterday after she missed out on the women -56kg power-lifting gold. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Games? Much More Than That

    Vanguard, 3 September 2012

    During this break in the action between the closing of the Olympic Games and the opening of the Paralympic Games in London..., we have a unique opportunity to consider how both ... read more »

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