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Apparently disappointed by the Federal Government’s inability to accord a befitting reception to the Paralympians for winning laurels at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, gold medallist, Lauretta Onye, may quit sport.

In spite of winning medals and hoisting the country’s flag at different international championships, Onye says she is not proud to be called a Nigerian para-athlete.

Onye told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos that she was tired of representing the country that did not appreciate her determination and patriotism.

Russian tennis star, Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban has been reduced to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Following their outstanding performance at the just concluded 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, members of House of Representatives have promised to give each member of team Nigeria the sum of N50, 000.

A poignant and defiant Rio 2016 Paralympics closing ceremony celebrated Brazil, the strength of the human spirit and diversity while stylishly handing the baton over for Tokyo 2020.

Nigeria’s female powerlifter Latifat Tijani has won the country’s first medal at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Czech Republic 10th seed, Karolina Pliskova ended top seed Serena Williams bid for a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title, after defeating the 34-year-old American to set up a US Open final with German second seed Angelique Kerber.

Nigerian table tennis player, Aruna Quadri has added his name to the history books as he was ranked 25th in the latest (September) table tennis world rankings, released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Tuesday.

The Paralympic Committee of Nigeria (PCN) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, have named 23 athletes and six coaches that would represent the country at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, holding between September 7 and 18, 2016 in Brazil.

Usain Bolt won his final individual Olympic gold medal in the men’s 200m singles final at the Rio Olympic Stadium on Thursday night.

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