Nollywood Actress Onye Wins Gold For Nigeria At Paralympic Games

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Nigeria’s Nollywood actress Lauritta Onye has won a gold medal in shot put for the country at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

She threw a shot put 8.40m she not only won gold but broke a word record. The Nigerian Paralympic gold medallist is also known as Laury White.

Under that name she starred in the Nollywood film Lords of Money in 2015.

Her performance skills were put to good use on Sunday night when she celebrated her victory in acrobatic style in front of the cameras.

Nigeria’s Paralympians already have seven golds, two silvers and one bronze medal.

That’s compared to Nigeria’s Olympic team which only took home one bronze for football last month.

At the half-way point Nigeria’s Paralympic team is 9th in the medal table and top among African countries, whereas the Olympians were joint 78th by the end.

It’s not the first time that the Paralympians would achieve such great feats.

At London 2012 Nigeria won 13 medals at the Paralympic Games and not one single medal in the Olympics.

And again they came home with more medals in 2008, 2004, 2000 and 1996.


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