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Hundreds of Nigerians Troop Out to Welcome First Batch of #Paralympics Heroes

Hundreds of Nigerians Troop Out to Welcome First Batch of #Paralympics Heroes

Several hundred Nigerians on Sunday turned out at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja to welcome the first batch of victorious 2016 Paralympics athletes from Rio in Brazil. Team Nigeria won 12 medals at the Games which ended on Sunday. Receiving the athletes, the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youths and Sports, Luka Jonathan, congratulated the athletes for ...

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Watch: Innocent Nnamdi, Onye Lauritta & Ndidi Nwosu add to Nigeria’s Medals at #Rio2016 #Paralympics

Watch: Innocent Nnamdi, Onye Lauritta & Ndidi Nwosu add to Nigeria’s Medals at #Rio2016 #Paralympics

Nigeria’s Ndidi Nwosu has won the country’s 5th gold in the women’s -73kg in the powerlifting event at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics. Nwosu who weighs 71.1kg, claimed the gold with a lift of 140kg. Onye Lauritta also handed team Nigeria it’s first medal in the athletes event, clinching gold in the women’s shot put f40 on day-four of the #Rio2016 ...

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#Rio2016 #Paralympics: Esther Oyema Delivers Nigeria’s Third Medal | Watch Her

#Rio2016 #Paralympics: Esther Oyema Delivers Nigeria’s Third Medal | Watch Her

Esther Oyema gave Nigeria its third medal of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio on Saturday by winning a silver medal in the power-lifting competition. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oyema won the medal in the women’s -55 kg event of the competition after finishing second in the event. She won with a lift of 127 kg ...

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Latifat Tijani & Roland Ezuruike Grab Silver & Gold respectively in the #Rio2016 #Paralympics

Latifat Tijani & Roland Ezuruike Grab Silver & Gold respectively in the #Rio2016 #Paralympics

Latifat Tijani and Roland Ezuruike, have won a Silver and Gold medal at the on going Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Latifat Tijani, won silver in the women’s 45kg Powerlifting, after lifting 106kg behind China’s Hu Dandan, who set a new world and paralympic record with her lift of 107kg. Watch: Roland Ezuruike, won the first Gold for Nigeria, who also smashes 3 records ...

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Ryan Lochte Suspended for 10 Months as Punishment for Behaviour at Rio Olympics

Ryan Lochte Suspended for 10 Months as Punishment for Behaviour at Rio Olympics

Ryan Lochte just got his punishment for his gas station behaviour at Rio Olympics. United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said Lochte has been suspended for 10 months, there are additional sanctions but the punishment allows Lochte to continue competing. The punishment was handed down not just by the USOC but by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and USA Swimming as well. The punishment is harsher than ...

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See Photos: 20-Year Old Brazilian Student Spends a “Normal Night” with Usain Bolt amidst Girlfriend’s Massive #Rio2016 Support

20-Year Old Brazilian Student Spends a “Normal Night” with Usain Bolt amidst Girlfriend’s Massive #Rio2016 Support

World Sprint Champion Usain Bolt apparently did more than leave his mark in the memory of fans for his triple-triple wins at the Rio 2016 Olympics. While celebrating his wins, Globo Extra reports that he was seen with a 20-year-old Brazilian Student named Jady Duarte. She was out partying on the same night as Usain while he was celebrating his Olympic wins as well as his 30th birthday. ...

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Usain Bolt set another new record

Usain Bolt set another new record

‎Jamaica’s Usain Bolt had a slow start but a marvelous finish to create a record nobody is sure would be surpassed anytime soon. With 9.81 seconds he won the 100m gold medal edging out American Justin Gatlin at the Rio Olympics. Bolt became the first athlete to win three consecutive Olympic 100m gold medal having won in Beijing in 2008 , London in ...

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Blessing Okagbare crash out of Olympics 100m final

Blessing Okagbare crash out of Olympics 100m final

Nigeria Olympian, Blessing Okagbari is out of the Olympics 100m final. Blessing finished 3rd in her semi-final heat and the clock 11.09 seconds which was not enough to get her in as one of the fastest losers. Shelly An Fraser, the defending champion after winning gold in Beijing at the age of 16 and also in London 2012, ran 10.88 ...

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