Team Nigeria have won seven medals, comprising 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze at the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The championship will enable Nigeria to participate in the 2024 Paralympic Games in France.
The President of Nigeria’s Para Power Lifting federation, Charles Ezenwanne, commended the athletes’ impressive display at the championships.
Ezenwanne noted that the athletes must keep improving and never stop developing new strategies that will keep Nigeria at this level of dominance.
“The performance of our contingent underlines the country’s status as a leading force in para-powerlifting and our strong winning culture and competitive mentality,” Ezenwanne said.
“We must not take things for granted or rest on our oars because other countries are beginning to focus more on this sport to knock us off our stride.”
Team Nigeria’s Kafilat Almaruf.
Ezenwanne noted that preparations for the 2024 Paralympics would not be taken for granted.
Para athletes Onyinyechi Mark, Kafilat Almaruf in the 61kg and 73kg category respectively won gold, while Esther Nowrgu, Bose Omolayo in the 41kg and 79kg category, won silver, respectively
Others who won bronze includes; Oluwafemiayo Folashade (86kg), Ezuruike Roland (54kg) and kure Thomas (65kg).