Paralympics gold medallist in the Javelin event of the 2020 Paralympics, Flora Ngwunwa, has reflected on her performance at the just concluded games, noting that the weather had prevented her from meeting her target.
The last batch of team Nigeria contingents arrived Nigeria at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday and were treated to a warm reception.
Reflecting on her landmark victory, Flora told journalists: “Apart from God almighty, I dedicate this Gold medal to the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare.
“The Minister made this successful achievement possible, he ensured that the camp was opened early for us to prepare for the tournament and the early camping played a vital role on the road to this success.
“The Minister also ensured that our welfare was taken care of as a result we were focus and determined to make the Nation proud.
“The preparation was fantastic and my target was to break the world record I created but the weather condition in Japan affected me and it slowed me down a bit, that’s why I couldn’t break the record but the most important thing is the Gold medal and I am very happy that I won it.
She went further by talking about her next move
“What I want to do now is to relax and after the relaxation, I will start training again because we still have the World Championships coming next year in Japan and the Common Wealth games. Flora concluded”.
The notable dignitaries who received the Paralympians are Acting Director Planning, Monitoring and Information Dr. Peter Nelson, Alhaji Ali Durotoye, Director of Grassroots Sports and S.A Sports to the President Daniel Amokachi