Nigeria at the Paralympics

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Nigeria at the
Paralympics
Flag of Nigeria.svg
IPC code NGR
NPC Nigeria Paralympic Committee
Medals
Gold
36
Silver
18
Bronze
16
Total
70
Summer appearances

Nigeria made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona. It sent a delegation of six male athletes to compete in track & field, powerlifting and table tennis.

History[edit]

Nigeria made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona when they sent a delegation of six men to compete in track & field, powerlifting and table tennis.[1] Adeoye Ajibola won two gold medals in sprint, while Monday Emoghawve obtained one in powerlifting.[1]

Nigeria has participated in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, though it has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics.[2]

Medallists[edit]

Nigeria made its Paralympic debut at the 1992 Summer Paralympics, where they claimed three gold medals.[3][4]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Adeoye Ajibola Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 100m TS4
 Gold Adeoye Ajibola Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200M TS4
 Gold Monday Emoghawve Spain 1992 Barcelona Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 48 kg
 Gold Adeoye Ajibola United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 100m T45-46
 Gold Adeoye Ajibola United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200m T45-46
 Gold Monday Emoghawve United States 1996 Atlanta Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 60 kg
 Silver Adeoye Ajibola United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's long jump F45-46
 Silver Abraham Obaretin United States 1996 Atlanta Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 48 kg
 Bronze Johnson Sulola United States 1996 Atlanta Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 52 kg
 Bronze Patrick Akutaekwe United States 1996 Atlanta Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 100 kg
 Bronze Nasiru Sule United States 1996 Atlanta Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis Women's open 1-5
 Gold Edith Nzuruike Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's javelin F58
 Gold Monday Emoghawve Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 67.5 kg
 Gold Iyabo Ismaila Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 48 kg
 Gold Victoria Nneji Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 60 kg
 Gold Patricia Okafor Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifing Women's 67.5 kg
 Gold Tajudeen Agunbiade Australia 2000 Sydney Table tennis pictogram.svg Table Tennis Men's singles class 9
 Gold Tajudeen Agunbiade
Tunde Adisa
Femi Alaba
Australia 2000 Sydney Table tennis pictogram.svg Table Tennis Men's team class 9
 Silver Lucy Ejike Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 44 kg
 Bronze Stephen Davou Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 56 kg
 Bronze Patricia Nnaji Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 52 kg
 Bronze Kike Adedeji Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 75 kg
 Bronze Faith Igbinehin Australia 2000 Sydney Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's +82.5kg
 Bronze Femi Alabi Australia 2000 Sydney Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis Men's singles class 9
 Gold Adekundo Adesoji Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 100m T12
 Gold Adekundo Adesoji Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200m T12
 Gold Adekundo Adesoji Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400m T12
 Gold Silver Ezeikpe Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's javelin F58
 Gold Lucy Ejike Greece 2004 Athens Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 44 kg
 Silver Eucharia Iyiazi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's javelin F56-58
 Silver Solomon Ikechukwu Greece 2004 Athens Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 100 kg
 Silver Ijeoma John Greece 2004 Athens Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 40 kg
 Silver Aghimile Patience Greece 2004 Athens Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 56 kg
 Bronze Ruel Ishaku Greece 2004 Athens Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 48 kg
 Bronze Kike Adedeji Greece 2004 Athens Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 75 kg
 Bronze Grace Ebere Greece 2004 Athens Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's +82.5kg
 Gold Eucharia Iyiazi China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's shot put F57/58
 Gold Eucharia Iyiazi China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's discus F57/58
 Gold Lucy Ejike China 2008 Beijing Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 48 kg
 Gold Ruel Ishaku China 2008 Beijing Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 48 kg
 Silver Adekunle Adesoji China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 100m T12
 Silver Obioma Daleth China 2008 Beijing Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 100 kg
 Silver Grace Ebere China 2008 Beijing Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's +82.5kg
 Silver Amoge Victoria China 2008 Beijing Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 67.5kg
 Bronze Aghimile Patience China 2008 Beijing Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 60 kg
 Gold Yakubu Adesokan United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 48 kg
 Gold Ivory Nwokorie United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 44 kg
 Gold Esther Oyema United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 48 kg
 Gold Joy Onaolapo United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 52 kg
 Silver Ikechukwu Obichukwu United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 52 kg
 Silver Anthony Ulonnam United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 56 kg
 Silver Folashade Oluwafemiayo United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 75 kg
 Silver Ifeanyi Nnajiofor United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 60 kg
 Silver Lucy Ejike United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 56 kg
 Bronze Eucharia Iyiazi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's shot put F57-58
 Bronze Victoria Nneji United Kingdom 2012 London Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 67.5 kg
 Gold Roland Ezuruike Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 54 kg
 Gold Paul Kehinde Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 65 kg
 Gold Lauritta Onye Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's shot put F40
 Gold Lucy Ejike Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 61 kg
 Gold Ndidi Nwosu Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 73 kg
 Gold Bose Omolayo Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 79 kg
 Gold Josephine Orji Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's +86 kg
 Silver Latifat Tijani Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 45 kg
 Silver Esther Oyema Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Women's 55 kg
 Bronze Nnamdi Innocent Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg Powerlifting Men's 72 kg
 Bronze Eucharia Iyiazi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women's discus throw F57

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nigeria at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Nigeria at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "6 Facts to know about Nigeria at the Paralympics". Nigeria Today. 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Nigeria - National Paralympic Committee". www.paralympic.org. Retrieved 2016-06-13.