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Team Nigeria Finishes with an Impressive 13 Medals as the London 2012 Paralympic Games Ends!



Team Nigeria has recorded its biggest success in the world Paralympic Games this year in London.

29 athletes featuring in four sports have brought glory to Nigeria after an impressive outing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The athletes dominated in powerlifting in which it won 12 of its medals – 6 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze. Iyiazi Eucheria picked Team Nigeria’s final medal, a bronze, in the Women’s Shot Put yesterday.

Team Nigeria athletes also set four world records through Yakubu Adesokan, Esther Oyema, Joy Onaolapo and Folashade Oluwafemiayo.

On the final medals table, the People’s Republic of China topped the list with 231 medals. Great Britain followed closely with 120 medals and Russia with 102 medals.

After 11 days of action, the closing ceremony of London 2012 Paralympic Games will hold tonight. The event tagged “Festival of Flames” would highlight the achievements of athletes as well as the handover from London to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Paralympic Games.

The ceremony will star Grammy and British award-winning band Coldplay and a cast of almost 2,000 in the Olympic Stadium. Surprise guests may include Rhianna and Jay-Z.

Well done Team Nigeria! Well done!

Photo Credit: NAN

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. T

    September 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    So happy for them, they did excellently , i don’t know what happened to our athletes in the olympics and why they didn’t win any medals, but congrats to these awesome people!

  2. Uchechi

    September 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I’m proud of them all. Well done…

  3. LPS

    September 9, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  4. happyhilly

    September 9, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Congrats to the team

  5. Mimi

    September 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    @least,partially able-bodied nijas performed!since d ones wif complete body bono fit……pshewwww

  6. Na wa!

    September 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Congratulations to them. They did what the ‘abled’ team of athletes could not do at the olympics.

  7. Okechukwu Ofili

    September 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    “China topped the list with 231 medals. Great Britain followed closely with 120 medals” emm that was not close at all.

    • lilly

      September 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      HAHAHA….had the same thoughts…lol

    • Opal

      September 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Exactly what I was thinking – lol

  8. konnie

    September 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Well done my people. Proud of you

  9. Scipio

    September 10, 2012 at 12:29 am


  10. NNENNE

    September 10, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Thumbs up, Felas!

  11. purplepearl

    September 10, 2012 at 5:18 am

    WOW, Congrats

  12. Oma

    September 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Impressive. Four world records too!

  13. Seun

    September 10, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Congrats jare !!! We are so so proud of you all> God bless

  14. Toyin

    September 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    231 medals for china? Welcome to the next super power nation. Congrats to the Nigerian team, proud of you.

  15. Elizabeth Oke

    September 12, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Very Impressive. 🙂

  16. Purpleicious Babe

    September 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm


  17. oyinkansola

    September 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Am very impressed…
    Not even one of the sport officials could go and welcome them when they returned….

  18. florence

    September 13, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Thank you team…..well done.

  19. Dele

    September 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    God bless Nigeria! Great people, great effort

  20. Theodora

    September 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    well done guys, Well done

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