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Tears as Nigerian paralympic gold medalist, Ndidi Nwosu, dies

Nigerians have been thrown in tears as Ndidi Nwosu, who was Nigeria’s Powerlifting Gold medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, is confirmed dead.

It was gathered that Ms Nwosu died in Owerri Imo state on March 1, 2020, following complications arising from a lung infection.


The news was broken by  former President of the Nigeria Powerlifting Federation, Ms Queen Uboh. 

According to her: “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”.

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The former Powerlifting President revealed that after the surgery, she sent some money to Ndidi 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”.


Nwosu, who also won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, was also a world record holder which she set in Australia after lifting 120kg as well and set a new record at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro after she won Gold in her category. 

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