6 Facts to know about Nigeria at the Paralympics

 

Nigeria names 23 Paralympians for Rio

With the Rio 2016 Paralympics set to commence September 7 -18, the Nigerian Paralympic team leaves today for Brazil.

But there are some facts you need to know about Team Nigeria at the Paralympics.

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1. Nigeria made its Paralympic Games debut at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona.

2. Team Nigeria had a delegation of 6 male athletes in its Paralympics debut.

3. Nigeria won 3 gold medals at the Barcelona 1992 summer Paralympics. [/tie_slide]

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4. Ajibola Adeoye is Nigeria’s greatest Paralympian ever. Winning a total of 4 medals at 2 events.

5. Sydney 2000 summer Paralympics was Team Nigeria’s greatest showing in the history of the games. Raking a total of 7 gold medals.

6. Nigerians have won a total of 22 gold medals, 11 silver, and 12 bronze in the Paralympics.[/tie_slide]

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