The Paralympic Committee Nigeria, has expressed it’s sadness over the death of Nigerian Para Powerlifter, Ndidi Nwosu who passed on recently.
President of PCN, Brig. Gen. Emico Eruwa, while commiserating with the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation and the family of the deceased, said the death of Ndidi Nwosu, a Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder came to him as a rude shock and has thrown the entire Paralympic family into mourning mood.
“I am shocked and saddened by the sad news of Nwosu’s death which has thrown the entire Paralympic family into a mourning mood. This is a young woman full of life and has been representing Nigeria very well internationally only to be snatched away from us by death. She is among the athletes Nigeria is banking on for medal haul at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Secretary General of PCN, Isa Suleiman in his condolence message, said Ndidi Nwosu who competes in 73kg weight category, was a role model to the present generation of Nigerian Para Powerlifters and described her demise as a big loss.
“Nwosu , was a lifter that other athletes want to emulate due to her hard work and approach to duties. No wonder she is holding the world record even to death”
Suleiman hinted that late Ndidi Nwosu who died on March 1, 2020 was the Paralympic world record holder. She also won gold medal for Nigeria at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Brazavile, another gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil, gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and the Mexico 2019 Wold Cup among others. Her last competition was the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
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She died after a protracted illness following complications arising from the spinal cord injury she sustained at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Aged 43, the Paralympic champion was born on June 24, 1978. She is survived by her husband Ikechukwu Nwosu and two children.