Rio 2016 Paralympics: Nigeria End Up With 12 Medals; Finish in 17th Place | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Nigerian Paralympians to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games finished the competition with a total of 12 medals while placing 17th on the medals table.

A breakdown shows Team Nigeria won 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals to finish in 12th place overall.

At the last Paralympics in London four years ago, they returned with 13 medals: 6 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals. They finished 22nd on the medals table back then.

The only events Nigeria competed in this year are powerlifting, athletics and table tennis with 23 athletes. And as expected, Nigeria claimed most of their gold medals in powerlifting. Nigeria picked up six gold medals in the event and athletics provided two.

Six of the athletes broke the World Records (WR) in their events – in some cases, they did it twice or thrice and won gold.

Nigeria finished the Rio Paralympics as the highest ranked African team ahead of Tunisia (21th) and South Africa (22nd).

2016 Summer Paralympics medal table
 Rank NPCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)1078151239
2 Great Britain (GBR)643944147
3 Ukraine (UKR)413739117
4 United States (USA)404431115
5 Australia (AUS)22302981
6 Germany (GER)18251457
7 Netherlands (NED)17192662
8 Brazil (BRA)*14292972
9 Italy (ITA)10141539
10 Poland (POL)9181239
11 Spain (ESP)914831
12 France (FRA)951428
13 New Zealand (NZL)95721
14 Canada (CAN)8101129
15 Iran (IRI)89724
16 Uzbekistan (UZB)861731
17 Nigeria (NGR)82212
18 Cuba (CUB)81615
19 Belarus (BLR)80210
20 South Korea (KOR)7111735
21 Tunisia (TUN)76619
22 South Africa (RSA)76417
23 Thailand (THA)66618
24 Greece (GRE)54413
25 Belgium (BEL)53311
 Slovakia (SVK)53311
27 Algeria (ALG)45716
28 Ireland (IRL)44311
29 Mexico (MEX)42915
30 Egypt (EGY)35412
31 Serbia (SRB)3249
32 Norway (NOR)3238
33 Morocco (MAR)3227
34 Turkey (TUR)3159
35 Kenya (KEN)3126
36 Malaysia (MAS)3014
37 Colombia (COL)251017
38 United Arab Emirates (UAE)2417
39 Iraq (IRQ)2305
40 Hong Kong (HKG)2226
41 Croatia (CRO)2215
 Switzerland (SUI)2215
43 India (IND)2114
44 Lithuania (LTU)2103
45 Latvia (LAT)2024
46 Singapore (SIN)2013
47 Hungary (HUN)18918
48 Azerbaijan (AZE)18211
49 Sweden (SWE)14510
50 Austria (AUT)1449
51 Czech Republic (CZE)1247
 Denmark (DEN)1247
53 Namibia (NAM)1225
54 Argentina (ARG)1135
55 Vietnam (VIE)1124
56 Finland (FIN)1113
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)1113
58 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1102
 Slovenia (SLO)1102
60 Bahrain (BRN)1001
 Bulgaria (BUL)1001
 Georgia (GEO)1001
 Kuwait (KUW)1001
64 Japan (JPN)0101424
65 Venezuela (VEN)0336
66 Jordan (JOR)0213
67 Qatar (QAT)0202
68 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0112
69 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)0101
 Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
 Ethiopia (ETH)0101
 Uganda (UGA)0101
73 Portugal (POR)0044
74 Israel (ISR)0033
75 Mongolia (MGL)0022
76 Cape Verde (CPV)0011
 Indonesia (INA)0011
 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
 Mozambique (MOZ)0011
 Pakistan (PAK)0011
 Philippines (PHI)0011
 Romania (ROU)0011
 Sri Lanka (SRI)0011
Total (83 NPCs)5295295391597

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