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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Nigeria's Paralympic Gold Medalist Ndidi Nwosu Succumbs To Complications From Injuries Sustained At 2018 Commonwealth Games

Ndidi Nwosu, Nigeria’s renowned power-lifter and star at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro has died

The death of Nwosu was confirmed by Queen Uboh, the former President of the Nigeria Powerlifting Federation.

According to Ms Uboh, the husband of the late powerlifter Ikechukwu Nwosu, called her to convey the sad news of the demise of the world champion.

She said: “Ndidi sustained an injury from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. She was a heavyweight powerlifter. I had actually assisted by paying for two of the surgeries she had in Owerri but after the surgery, she was never the same again.
She had been off and on in the hospital and that was why she couldn’t take part in this last World Cup.

“Even before she died, she appeared to me in the dream. She told me not to leave her family and that I was still her mummy despite not being the Powerlifting President anymore. So when the husband called me to inform me of her passing, I knew already because she had appeared to me in the dream”.

The former official further revealed that after her surgery, she sent some money to Nwosu to start a petty business but she couldn’t manage it with her poor health.

“She called me to say she couldn’t sustain the business because she couldn’t move about anymore and moreover, she was using the money to buy drugs.”

Ms Uboh described the late Nwosu as very humble and easy-going.

“She was a very quiet powerlifter and that’s why many people really didn’t know her. Ndidi became a professional powerlifter in 2008 and won gold in the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 and also at the 2018 Commonwealth Games It was at the Commonwealth Games that she sustained an injury which affected her spine.”

Meanwhile, the federal government has expressed sadness over the death.

While expressing his deepest condolences and sympathy with the family of the iconic powerlifter, the Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, recalled and extolled the podium performances of Nwosu, “which etched and ranked the name of her fatherland- Nigeria- amongst the countries parading great para powerlifters on the international scene.”
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  1. Federal government will only 'express sadness' nothing more. Wicked people. 'RIP Shero'

    1. i fear who no fear this country, black-hearted nation run by evil old men

    2. Patriotism for this country is not worth shit.

    3. Express sadness. No mention of compensation to the family she left behind.

  2. May her soul rest in peace, Nigeria is not worth dying for

  3. I knew her very well and I was a fan of Ndidi. This is such a sad news.

    May God grant her eternal rest.


  4. May her soul rest in peace

  5. These are the kinds of people who should have 'Pension & insurance for life' NOT those evil politicians.

    She should have been cared for by the State as a national hero! She shouldn't have had to die being assisted for surgery! This is why able athletes and other professionals run away to other countries

    When will Nigeria get things right, for God's sake!!!

    Gaa nke oma, nne oma. Chukwu nara mkpuru obi gi na ndokwa, Amen!

    1. Great comment@12:41.

      Very sad development.

      Nigeria is not worth dying for, harsh but certainly the truth.

  6. May God console her family. Nigeria is not worth dying for.

  7. The evils of dangerous sport. God be with her family in this trying time.

  8. So sad.... May her soul rest in peace

  9. What did the FG and indeed the Sports Ministry do to assist in her trying time. Did they sponsor any of her medical trips and/or medications?

    Now they're expressing expression. Nigeria myy con3. Shior

    1. @Survivor...HMMMMMM...
      Nigeria is not worth to die for....

  10. Na wa, may her soul rest in peace.

  11. What a pity. The government did nothing to help her.

    RIP beautiful lady. You are in a better place

  12. Rest in peace Great Woman.

    May God console her family and loved ones..n

  13. Was this lady treated by the Government for an injury sustained while in active service to her fatherland?
    This is so sad!
    How will this encourage other aspiring atheletes to give their all and represent the county.
    if a polithieve-cian is sick, he is flown abroad for treatment, even for check ups.
    This is a sad precedence. 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  14. I don't blame athletes that choose to represent other countries. So sad. RIP Ndidi

  15. Useless country I pity anybody that want to represent this country for anything cos this country is caused


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