Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

NPC Nigeria logo.

NPC Nigeria logo.

NPC Nigeria logo.

·Nigeria has claimed 58 medals at the Paralympic Games: G28-S16-B14.

·Sydney 2000 were Nigeria's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning seven gold medals (S1-B5).

·Nigeria made its debut at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games.

·Nigeria is in 39th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in powerlifting, claiming 15 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze medals.

·Athlete Adeoye Ajibola is Nigeria's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G4-S1.

·Nigeria has won their last eight gold medals in powerlifting, since Njideka Eucharia Iyiazi won the women's discus throw F57/58 on 16 September 2008 in Beijing.

·Next to powerlifting and athletics (G11-S3-B1), Nigeria has only collected medals in table tennis (G2-B2) at the Paralympic Games. Their last medals in the sport came in

Sydney 2000, as Tajudeen Agunbiade won the men's singles class 9, Femi Alabi claimed bronze in that same event and the male team won the class 9 event.

·There is no rights holding broadcaster in Nigeria, but the Paralympic Games can be watched live via the IPC’s website at

Medals table Paralympic games
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 28 16 14 58
2012 6 5 2 13
2008 4 4 1 9
2004 5 4 3 12
2000 7 1 5 13
1996 3 2 3 8
1992 3 0 0 3
London 2012 gold medallists
Athlete Sport Gold
Adesokan Yakubu Powerlifting 1
Esther Oyema Powerlifting 1
Grace Anozie Powerlifting 1
Joy Ganiyat Onaolapo Powerlifting 1
Loveline Adaure Obiji Powerlifting 1
Oduenyi Nwokorie Powerlifting 1