Nigerian Sports Award salutes Paralympics team
The organizers of the Nigeria’s foremost and prestigious sport award, Nigerian Sports Award (NSA), has congratulated Nigerian Paralympics contingent to the just concluded Paralympic Game in Rio, Brazil, for their outstanding performance by wining twelve (12) medals to emerge top African team at the competition.
According to the Chairman, Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) panel, Mr, Ikeddy Isiguzo, ‘the Paralympic team deserves all applauds and accolades for winning eight gold, two silver and two bronze, and breaking world records and setting new ones to repeat the same laudable feat at London 2012 Olympics.
Isiguzo urged sport loving Nigerians to nominate the Paralympic athletes and their coaches for the different categories in the 2016 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA). He noted that only nominated athletes, sport administrators, team and coaches have the chance of winning the prestigious award, in recognition of their outstanding performance.
He then called on the sport ministry and the federal government to reward the paralympics athletes and their coaches for raising the flag of the Nation high at the Games, so as to encourage other Nigerian sports men and women to excel in their respective sports.
The Chairman also commended the effort of the Nigerian Football Team (Dream Team V1) for wining a bronze medal, which was Nigeria’s only medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Nigerian Paralympics gold medalist includes; Ezuruike Roland (Powerlifting Men’s -54kg), Kehinde Paul (Powerlifting Men’s -65kg), Ejike Lucy (Powerlifting Women -61kg), Onye Lauritta (Athletics Women’s Shot Put –F40), Nwosu Ndidi (Powrerlifting Women’s -73kg), Omolayo Bose (Powerlifting Women’s -79kg), Ugwunwa Flora (Athletics Women’s Javelin Throw –F53/54). Orji Josephine (Powerlifting Women’s +86kg).
Tijani Latifat (Powerlifting Women’s -45kg), Oyema Esther (Powerlifting Women’s -55kg) won Silver Medals and while Innocent Nnamdi (Powerlifting Men’s -72kg), Iyiazi Eucharia (Athletics Women’s Discus Throw –F56/57) won Bronze.