Team Nigeria Set For Another Medal Haul As Paralympics Begins

 Team Nigeria Set For Another Medal Haul As Paralympics Begins

With  less than a week to the commencement  of the Tokyo  2020 Paralympics, Team Nigeria athletes  have assured of an impressive  outing in Tokyo.

“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,” noted Paralympics Captain, Lucy Ejike.

Speaking  in similar vein, Para Powerlifter Nnamdi Innocent expressed appreciation to  the Sports Minister for motivating the team.

“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,”he said.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics games will be Nigeria’s 8th  consecutive appearance  since her  maiden appearance   at Barcelona 1992. 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 8 golds, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Nigeria will participate  in 4 events at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics viz; Powerlifting, Para-Athletics, Para-Table Tennis and  Para Rowing.

Meanwhile,the Team Nigeria contingent has arrived their  kisarazu  training camp before departing for Tokyo for the 2020  Paralympic Games.

Ayomide Oyewole

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