The Association of Nigerian Women in Sports (NAWIS) has celebrated Nigeria Para Athletes for their great performance at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics games.
In a press release by the President of NAWIS, Professor Florence Adeyanju who was also a former President of Nigeria Paralympic Committee, lauded the para powerlifting, Para Athletics and Para Table Tennis team for putting smiles on the faces of Nigerians.
Professor Adeyanju stated that the Para Athletes always come to rescue of the country whenever there are shortage of medals at the Olympic proper.
She said, “The Association is very proud of your performance bringing all the Medals for the country as a follow up to the wonderful performances of Blessing Oduduru and Ese Brume in the main Olympic.
“Bose Omolayo, Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Latifat Tijani announced to the world that Nigeria is still a power house in the Para Powerlifting event. They always rescue the country whenever all hope are lost after every Olympics”.
Professor Adeyanju said NAWIS is proud of their representative, Dr Joy Mayaki who put down her wealth of experience in piloting the affairs of the Federation as Technical Director.
She said, “We are proud of our Representative on the Board of Para Power Lifting Federation Dr Joy Mayaki, what a great way to celebrate your new status”.
Nigeria won 3 gold (Bose Omolayo, Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Latifat Tijani), 1 Silver (Loveline Obiji) and 2 bronze medal (Lucy Ejike and Ibrahim Olaitan) all from women.
Meanwhile, Flora Ugunnwa won gold medal in the javelin, Njideaka Iyiazi won bronze medal in the women F57 Shot Put and Lauretta Onye won bronze medal in the shot put
Team Nigeria finished 33rd position on the medals table of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with a total number of ten medals won which include four gold, 1 silver and five bronze.