Sport Paralympics 2012: Nigeria finishes 3rd best in Africa with 13 Medals

Paralympics 2012: Nigeria finishes 3rd best in Africa with 13 Medals

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Africa did very well in the just concluded Paralympic Games. 10 African countries won 112 medals – 38 gold, 36 silver and 38 bronze medals.

Nigeria placed third in Africa after Tunisia and South Africa and 22nd on the overall medals table. Nigeria had 6 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze. We were also the Games’ overall number one winners of the Power lifting event, from where we won 12 of our13 medals.

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


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