Nigeria Para-Athletics team to the just concluded 2021 World Para-Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil Switzerland are expected to have arrived the Country today at 7am Nigeria time via a Qatar Airline.
Nigeria won 11 gold and 5 Silver medals at the Championship. Multi-gold medalist Flora Ugwunwa led the medal haul with 3 gold medals while Chituru Nwaozuzu,Eucharia Iyiazi, Onyegbule Lovina, Ahiaukwu Joy, Lauritta Onye, Amon Abraham and Edosomwan Osahon accounted for the rest of the gold medals.
The Silver medals came from Chituru Nwaozuzu,Eucharia Iyiazi and Michael Olushola that had two silver medals at the weeklong Championship that lasted from May 11-17,2021 in Nottwil Switzerland according to the president of the Nigeria Para-Athletics Federation, Hon. Amobi Chikwendu.
The president while congratulating the athletes for making Nigeria proud at the global Championship, equally thanked the Hon. Minister of Sports, Chief Sunday Dare who took it upon himself to ensure that Nigeria Para-Athletes featured at the championship that also served as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualifier.
Nigeria went with 10 athletes under the supervision of 2 coaches, Patrick Anaeto and Divine Jemerigbe. Available record shows that each of the athlete came home with a medal as Nigeria won a total of 16 medals at the event.
Though five Nigeria Para-Athletes had already booked their tickets to the Tokyo 2020 paralympic Games, but with this latest performance there is no doubt that the number would increase when the international Paralympic Committee finished compiling their results.