Team Nigeria grabbed another Gold Medal as Flora Ugwunwa finished first in the women’s F54 Javelin event on Saturday.
Ugwunwa threw a Season’s Best of 19.39m -on her fifth attempt- which was the highest on the day to defend her Paralympic crown. She was the last of the field to compete but held her nerves to throw 19.39, more than everyone.
Recall that Ugwunwa won Gold on her debut in Rio 2016. Her Gold Medal also brought Team Nigeria’s medal count to 10.
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 winning 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.