Nigeria move up to 10th in Paralympic medal table

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Earlier we featured the achievements of Nigerian para-athlete Lauritta Onye who took gold in the shot put in Rio

She is one of six gold medal winners for the country.

Roland Ezuruike is another, who took top spot in his powerlifting event.

Roland Ezuruike (NGR) of Nigeria kisses his gold medal following men"s Paralympic Powerlifting competition

Nigeria has now won a total of nine medals putting it 10th on the medal table, the top-placed African nation.

Nigeria’s Olympic team only took home a bronze in football. But the country’s Paralympians have outclassed the Olympians at every games since 1996.

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