Sunday, 9 September 2012

Nigeria is Africa’s 3rd best at London 2012 Paralympic Games

As the 2012
Paralympic Games
rounded off in London
on Sunday, no fewer
than 10 African
countries made the
medals table, winning
a total of 112 medals
over the 11 days of the
Games, Aug. 29 to
Sept . 9.
African nations’
performance at the
Games represented a
marginal improvement
over their performance
at the last Paralympic
Games in Beijing, China,
in 2008, where only
eight nations made the
medals table.
The 10 African
countries notched up
112 medals, made up
of 38 gold, 36 silver
and 38 bronze medals.
Nigeria, which led
Africa’s medals table
from the beginning of
the games, was beaten
to the third place by
Tunisia, now Africa’s
number one at the end
of the Paralympic
Games, won 19 medals
– nine gold, five silver
and five bronze, to
beat South Africa,
which had 25 medals –
eight gold, 12 silver
and seven bronze
medals – to the second
Nigeria, which placed
third with 13 medals
over all, had six gold,
five silver and two
Nigeria, however,
ended up the Games’
overall number one
winners of the Power
lifting event, from
where it won 12 of its
13 medals.
Algeria placed fourth
with a total of 19
medals – (4-6-9), Egypt
had 15 (4-4-7),
Morocco (3-0-3), Kenya
Others are: Namibia
(1-1-0), Angola (1-0-1)
and Ethiopia (0-1-0).

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