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2 Extra Gold Medals & 1 Bronze! Innocent Nnamdi, Onye Lauritta & Ndidi Nwosu Add to Nigeria’s Medals at #Rio2016 #Paralympics



Nigeria’s Ndidi Nwosu has won the country’s 5th gold in the women’s -73kg in the powerlifting event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Nwosu who weighs 71.1kg, claimed the gold with a lift of 140kg.

Onye Lauritta also handed team Nigeria it’s first medal in the athletes event, clinching gold in the women’s shot put f40 on day-four of the #Rio2016 #Paralympics.

Her first throw of 7.83m broke the world record of 7.72m. Her second and third throws were 7.54m and 7.64m respectively.

She clinched the gold medal with an astonishing throw of 8.4m in her fourth attempt.

Innocent Nnamdi on Sunday, also won Bronze in the men’s -72kg class in the Powerlifting event with a lift of 210kg.

China’s Lei Liu took Gold with a lift of 221kg, smashing the Paralympic Record and World Record, while Iraq’s Rasool Mohsin clinched Silver with a lift of 220kg.

Team Nigeria’s medal in the Games has increased to eight, following Latifat Tijani‘s Silver, Roland Ezuruike‘s Gold, Paul Kehinde‘s Gold, and Oyema Esther‘s Silver in their respective events.

The country is now number 9 on the medal rankings table.

Watch Innocent Nnamdi Here:

Watch Ndidi Nwosu Here:

See Photos of Onye Lauritta Below:

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Photo Credit: Lucas Uebel/Getty Images


  1. Naijatalk

    September 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Well done to my brothers and sisters doing us proud

    • purplieciousbabe

      September 13, 2016 at 12:28 am

      I concur..Well done..Niaja. xxx

  2. Mama

    September 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    WOW! Team Naija is not there to play, way to go!

    • Mama

      September 12, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      BN, seems you have taken this “change begins with me campaign” too literal…warris happening to my display pattern? Na to steal the plus (+) in nene+ to distinguish myself be that!

  3. Dee

    September 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Go Team Nigeria! Wonderful.

  4. Wendy

    September 12, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Kudos to our paralympians, every-time they outperform the olympians. I hope the are properly rewarded by the FG. They deserve it.

  5. Tosin

    September 12, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    <3 love!

  6. nnenne

    September 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    No one screams Igbo now, right?

    • Sholablow

      September 12, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Madam please what is your issue ma? Can’t we just say hail Nigeria and move on? Your kind is never satisfied! Until you follow fly enter grave…

    • Chi Chi

      September 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      What is your point?

    • zee

      September 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      I get yur point my dear!!! When dey win like dis or excel in academics,nobody wil say a word but wen one person is caught with drugs at MMA ppl wil start screaming dat all d igbos can do is push drugs…

    • good girl

      September 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      nnenne there is a time for everything not this one …there were other tribes that also won gold lets keep it at Go Nigeria..thanks

  7. Eve

    September 13, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Onye is giving me so much joy. Adorbs. God bless the paralympic team

  8. molarah

    September 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks to the paralympians, we will record gold against Nigeria when we remember Rio 2016. Go team!

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