The Association of Nigerian Women in Sports (NAWIS) has celebrated Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation for their great performance at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games.
In a press release by the President of NAWIS, Professor Florence Adeyanju, who was also a former President of Nigeria Paralympic Committee, they lauded the para powerlifting team for putting smiles on the faces of Nigerians.
Professor Adeyanju stated that the Para Athletes always come to rescue of the country whenever there are shortage of medals at the Olympic proper.
She said, “The Association is very proud of your performances, bringing all the medals for the country as a follow up to the wonderful performances of Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume in the main Olympic.
“Bose Omolayo, Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Latifat Tijani announced to the world that Nigeria is still a power house in the Para Powerlifting event. They always rescue the country whenever all hope are lost after every Olympics”.
Professor Adeyanju said NAWIS is proud of their representative, Dr Joy Mayaki, who put down her wealth of experience in piloting the affairs of the Federation as Technical Director.
She said, “We are proud of our representative on the Board of Para Power Lifting Federation, Dr Joy Mayaki, what a great way to celebrate your new status”.
Nigeria won 3 gold (Bose Omolayo, Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Latifat Tijani), 1 Silver (Loveline Obiji) and 2 bronze medal (Lucy Ejike and Ibrahim Olaitan).
Meanwhile, Njideaka Iyiazi won bronze medal in the women F57 Shot Put.