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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE
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Victoria Nneji

Powerlifting
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Biography

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London despite an injured shoulder. "My bronze is like gold to me because I didn’t enter the competition very fit. I knew I was a medal prospect but I was not sure how I would end up in the competition because of the injury." (punchng.com, 04 Sep 2012)
Injuries
She injured her shoulder in training camp just before the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (punchng.com, 04 Sep 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from the sport in September 2012 due to persistent injury problems with her shoulders that had threatened her participation at the 2012 Paralympic Games. "Our physician was saying that I may not be able to contest the London games, but I insisted. It only shows that I am not getting any younger. I am retiring from active sports and I can say I’m satisfied with my performances this far." (nigerianwatch.com, 14 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -60 kg Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 9999
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 3