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Loveline Obiji wins Team Nigeria’s 5th Gold Medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games!



Loveline Obiji

We are so proud of our Nigerian athletes at the London 2012 Paralympic Games who are increasing the country’s medal tally and breaking new grounds in sports.

Nigeria’s 82.50kg power-lifter, Loveline Obiji yesterday clinched the fifth gold medal for Team Nigeria. Her final lift of 145kg was 10kg less than the world and Paralympic record but enough to beat all opposition to pick the gold medal.

Loveline Obiji became the fourth Nigerian woman to claim gold at the Paralympic Games.

Her effort means Nigeria now has five gold, five silver one bronze medal, and is 12th position on the medals table.

Well done Loveline, well done Team Nigeria!

Photo Credit: Reuters

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  1. florence

    September 5, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Congrats Loveline

  2. dordor

    September 5, 2012 at 8:10 am

    This shows..its not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth but God that showeth mercy.. God be praised.Well done guys!God bless Nigeria!

  3. Mosun

    September 5, 2012 at 8:12 am

    The ‘able bodied’ athletes we sent to the Olympics should learn a thing or two from the Paralympics team….. So dedicated and will despite their condition

  4. Trendysturvs

    September 5, 2012 at 8:38 am

  5. simi

    September 5, 2012 at 8:39 am

    So proud!!!!!

  6. r6

    September 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I wonder .. wonder .. wonder .. why there are no “Celebrating Team Nigeria” profiles on our paralympic athletes???

  7. Gods own

    September 5, 2012 at 9:18 am

    There is a saying that there is ability in disability,what able bodied men could not do,this great people are doing it. You are an inspiration. congratulations team Nigeria.

  8. gimmer

    September 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

    the useless two legged folks just went there to eat fish and chips…truly God works in mysterious ways! congrats to them all

    • Tiki

      September 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

      looooooooooooooooooooool @ eat fish and chips!

  9. Priscy

    September 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Well done Guys…so proud

  10. Sexxie

    September 5, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Congrats Loveline! The paralympics team should be rewarded bountifully by FG for erasing the 2012 Olympic shame.

  11. Eugenia

    September 5, 2012 at 9:45 am

    congrats dearie. up Nigeria

  12. Oma

    September 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    They should be getting all the sponsorships and support the able-bodied athletes get.

  13. N

    September 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

    what the *abled* have failed to do, the *disabled* are doing nd doing very well. Now, “how dare anybody call them disabled again”.
    For this effort, the govt should look into developing infrastructure that will enable them live normal lives. They too have beautiful talents as we can see. #GodIsAwesome

    • LILLY

      September 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm


  14. justjobs

    September 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

    well done…God bless Yu

  15. Amiel

    September 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Big hugs and bunch of kisses to u guys! U v proved it that being successful ain’t by physical strength but of the mind~

  16. kem

    September 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

    does these mean that we need disabled president…just thinking loud……………….congrat dear, proud of you!!

    • na

      September 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm


  17. ester

    September 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

  18. Labelle

    September 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Yay!!!! Congrats loveline! God bless you..

  19. Gina

    September 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    lol @ Kem. rlly mayb we shuld think abt it oooo

  20. Demmy

    September 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    congrats to her! At least we have some medals in the London 2012 games now! x

  21. Radiant

    September 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Good job, Loveline and Team Nigeria.

    But folks our words keep getting more toxic by the day- the way we lash out and cheer at the same time is legendary. I believe it is important to be respectful to people in criticism and in commendation.

    Words are us.

  22. huh?

    September 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Watch it,I was so excited.Kudos

  23. Konnie

    September 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Well done. This group of athletes are obviously better trained and more focused than the ‘regular olympics’ contingent.
    Well done. You make us proud and God bless you

  24. brandigest

    September 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    This heroes left Abuja unnoticed and uncared for. Now they are the ones putting us in the world’s map. Congrats Team

  25. NNENNE

    September 5, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Goes to show that everyone is important and has a role to play in nation building.
    Kudos team Naija.

  26. Ij

    December 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Congrats deary! U made us proud.

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