Team Nigeria Paralympians Assured Of Medal Haul In Tokyo

By Lekan Sowande.


With less than a week to the commencement of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Team Nigeria athletes have assured of an impressive outing in Tokyo.

“We have been training seriously to make sure we meet up with the standard we set at previous games,” Team Nigeria Paralympics Captain, Lucy Ejike said. “Everything is going on well.”

“We are confident we  will bring glory  to Nigeria. We  have world records , so we hope to maintain the records and create new ones.”

Para Powerlifter, Nnamdi Innocent, also expressed appreciation to the Sports Minister for motivating the team.

“We are grateful  to the Minister  for his support and  encouragement, what he did for us during the lockdown will motivate us to excel in Tokyo,” Innocent said. “We have many world records and our target is to go there and make Nigeria proud.”

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics games will be Nigeria’s 8th consecutive appearance  since her maiden appearance  at Barcelona 1992. Nigeria had her most successful outing at Rio 2016, finishing as Africa’s best team and 17th overall in the world on the medals table with 8 golds, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Nigeria will participate  in 4 events at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics; Powerlifting, Para-Athletics, Para-Table Tennis and  Para Rowing.

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