Team Nigeria Paralympic team of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games have assured of an impressive performance at the forthcoming games.
Captain Lucy Ejike of team Nigeria gave the assurance on Sunday shortly after arriving at their Kisarazu training camp in Japan from where they will head to Tokyo.
She assured that the team, which had been training hard, would use the final training camp to perfect strategies to win medals and break records at the games.
She said, “We have been training seriously to make sure we meet up with the standard we set at previous games. Everything is going on well.
“We are confident we will bring glory to Nigeria. We have world records, so we hope to maintain the records and create new ones.”
Para Powerlifter Nnamdi Innocent also called for the support of Nigerians while pledging the readiness of the powerlifters to win medals for the country.
“We are grateful to the Minister for his support and encouragement. What he did for us during the lockdown will motivate us to excel in Tokyo
“We have many world records and our target is to go there and make Nigeria proud.”
Nigeria had her most successful outing at Rio 2016, finishing as Africa’s best team and 17th overall in the world on the medals table with eight gold, two silver, and two bronze medals.
Nigeria will participate in four events at the Games including Powerlifting, Para-Athletics, Para-Table Tennis, and Para-Rowing.
Team Nigeria will be departing their Kisarazu training camp for Tokyo in a few days.