Nigeria made their Paralympic Games debut in 1992 in Barcelona with a team of six men who competed in athletics, powerlifting and table tennis. Adeoye AJIBOLA won two gold medals in sprint, while Monday EMOGHAWVE won one gold in powerlifting in 1992. Overall, Nigeria have won 22 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze medals. In 2000, Edith NZURUIKE became one of Nigeria's first female Paralympic champions, winning gold in the javelin. The same year, EMOGHAWVE took his third consecutive gold in powerlifting, while three female powerlifters (Iyabo ISMAILA, Victoria NNEJI and Patricia OKAFOR) also won a gold medal each. In table tennis, Tajudeen AGUNBIADE won gold in the men's singles, while the trio of AGUNBIADE, Tunde ADISA and Femi ALABI took gold in the team event. In 2004, Adekundo ADESOJI was a triple champion in sprinting; Silver EZEIKPE won gold in the men's javelin; and Lucy EJIKE took gold in powerlifting. In 2008, Eucharia Njideka IYIAZI was Paralympic champion in both shot put and discus, while Ejike and Ruel ISHAKU each won a gold medal in powerlifting.
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Anthem: Year of Induction
Music B. Elide ODIASE, words John A. ILECHUKWU, Eme Etim AKPAN, B. A. OGUNNAIKE, S. OMOIGUI and P. O. ADERIBIGBE.
Official NPC name
NPC President's name
Mr Monday EMOGHAVWE
NPC General Secretary's name
Dr Frank THORPE
Year of first appearance in an Paralympic Games
Number of appearances in Paralympic Games
6, including London 2012
Summary of Paralympic Games Appearances
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