Team Nigeria arrive in Japan ahead of Paralympics

Team Nigeria arrived at Kisarazu, the place of their training camp on Sunday ahead of their departure to Tokyo for the 2020 Paralympics.

The Paralympics Team Nigeria athletes assured of an impressive outing in Tokyo just as they landed in Japan.

Team Nigeria Paralympics captain, Lucy Ejike said, “We have been training seriously to make sure we meet up with the standard we set at the previous Games and everything is going on well. We are confident we will bring glory to Nigeria. We have world records, so we hope to maintain the records and create new ones.”

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will be Nigeria’s 8th consecutive appearance since the maiden appearance at Barcelona 1992. Nigeria had her most successful outing at Rio 2016, finishing as Africa’s best team and 17th overall in the world on the medals table with 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Nigeria will participate in four events at the Paralympics: powerlifting, para-athletics, para-table tennis and para-rowing.

  The team is expected to depart for Japan this week.