Team Nigeria ended their 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games campaign with a total of 10 medals comprising four gold, one silver and five bronze medals as curtains get drawn on the multi-sports event on Sunday.
Nigeria, currently ranked 32nd on the overall medals table, will not be adding another medal after the team ended their competitions on Saturday with Flora Ugwunwa winning a gold medal in javelin with a throw of 19.39m in the F54 class event while Lauritta Onye followed up with a bronze in shot put failing to defend the gold she won five years ago in Rio.
Team Nigeria won three gold medals from para powerlifting with Latifat Tijani, Bose Omolayo and Folashade Oluwafemiayo having the country’s flag raised in the -45, -79 and -86 kg respectively.
Loveline Obiji won silver in the +86kg while Lucy Ejike and Olaitan Ibrahim won bronze medals in the -61 and -67kg events.
Flora Ugwunwa claimed gold in the women’s javelin throw – F54,
Eucharia Iyiazi won a bronze medal in the women shot put – F40, while Lauritta Onye took home another bronze medal in the women’s shot put – F57 event.
The country also claimed bronze in the Men’s Team – Classes 9-10 table tennis event.
Tunisia is the highest-ranked African country at the Games with four gold, five silver and two bronze medals while Algeria came second with four gold, four silver and four bronze medals.
Nigeria is third on the log while South Africa’s four gold, one silver and one bronze medal place them fourth with Morocco in the fifth with three gold, four silver and two bronze medals.