2016 Rio Paralympics: African Countries Take Home 99 Medals

Raoua Tlili

2016 Rio Paralympics: African Countries Take Home 99 Medals
2016 Rio Paralympics: African Countries Take Home 99 Medals

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are over and 13 African countries accumulated a total of 99 Olympian medals (36 Gold, 32 Silver, and 31 Bronze), taking all 3 medals in 5 Athletic categories.

Tunisia took home the most medals in total. The country won 19 medals (7 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze). Nigeria took home the most Gold medals (8 total), breaking one world record in the process.

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Tunisia’s Gold Medalist Raoua Tlili – Photo Source: Getty Images

Paralympic Medal Count by African Country

COUNTRYGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL MEDALS
UGANDA11
TUNISIA7619
SOUTH AFRICA76617
NIGERIA82412
NAMIBIA1225
MOZAMBIQUE21
MOROCCO3217
KENYA3126
IVORY COAST121
ETHIOPIA11
EGYPT35412
CAPE VERDE11
ALGERIA45716

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World Record Set

Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike broke women’s powerlifting -61 kg category world record. The standout world record was 133kg and was first broken by Egypt’s Fatma Omar with a 140 kg lift and then bettered by Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike with an outstanding 142 kg lift.

Lucy, who has polio and uses a wheelchair, has competed in five Paralympic Games and has taken a medal home every time, this one making her 3rd Gold medal.

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Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike sets new world record at the Rio Paralympics Photo source: The Economic Times

2016 African Paralympian Medalists

African countries took all 3 medals in 5 events.

Below is a list of all the African Paralympic athletes that won medals in Rio.

CATEGORYEVENTGOLDSILVERBRONZE
AthleticsWomen’s Shot Put – F41TUNISIA: TLILI RaouaTUNISIA: BEN KOELLEB Samar
AthleticsWomen’s Discus Throw – F40/41TUNISIA: TLILI RaouaTUNISIA: AMAIMIA Fathia
AthleticsMen’s 1500m – T38TUNISIA: SAIDI Abbes
AthleticsMen’s 100m – T34TUNISIA: KTILA Walid
Athletics
Women’s Club Throw – F31/32
TUNISIA: BRAHMI MarouaALGERIA: GASMI Mounia
AthleticsWomen’s Shot Put – F32TUNISIA: BRAHMI Maroua
AthleticsWomen’s 1500m – T12/13TUNISIA: BOUSAID Somaya Somaya
TUNISIA: CHOUAYA Najah
Cycling RoadMen’s Road Race H5SOUTH AFRICA: VAN DYK Ernst
SwimmingMen’s 100m Breaststroke – SB9SOUTH AFRICA: PAUL Kevin
AthleticsMen’s Long Jump – T12SOUTH AFRICA: LANGENHOVEN Hilton
AthleticsMen’s Javelin Throw – F38SOUTH AFRICA: HAMMAN Reinhardt
AthleticsMen’s 100m – T37SOUTH AFRICA: DU TOIT CharlEGYPT: MOHAMED Mostafa FathallaSOUTH AFRICA: VAN DER MERWE Fanie
AthleticsMen’s 400m – T37SOUTH AFRICA: DU TOIT CharlALGERIA: HAMDI Sofiane
AthleticsMen’s 400m – T38SOUTH AFRICA: BUIS Dyan Neille
AthleticsWomen’s Javelin Throw – F53/54NIGERIA: UGWUNWA FloraTUNISIA: AIDI HaniaSOUTH AFRICA: SITU Ntombizanele
PowerliftingWomen’s +86 kgNIGERIA: ORJI Josephine
AthleticsWomen’s Shot Put – F40NIGERIA: ONYE LaurittaTUNISIA: ABDELLI Rima
PowerliftingWomen’s -79 kgNIGERIA: OMOLAYO Bose
PowerliftingWomen’s -73 kgNIGERIA: NWOSU NdidiEGYPT: ALI Amany
PowerliftingMen’s -65 kgNIGERIA: KEHINDE PaulEGYPT: IBRAHIM Shaaban
PowerliftingMen’s -54 kgNIGERIA: EZURUIKE Roland
PowerliftingWomen’s -61 kgNIGERIA: EJIKE LucyEGYPT: OMAR Fatma
AthleticsMen’s 200m – T11NAMIBIA: SHIKONGO Ananias
AthleticsMen’s Shot Put – F34MOROCCO: NOUIRI Azeddine
AthleticsMen’s Marathon – T11/12MOROCCO: CHENTOUF El Amin
AthleticsMen’s 400m – T13MOROCCO: AMGUOUN MohamedNAMIBIA: NAMBALA JohannesALGERIA: HAMOUMOU Mohamed Fouad
AthleticsMen’s 5000m – T12/13KENYA: KIRWA HenryMOROCCO: CHENTOUF El AminTUNISIA: ALOUI Bilel
AthleticsMen’s 5000m – T11KENYA: KIMANI Samwel MushaiKENYA: BII Wilson
AthleticsMen’s 1500m – T11KENYA: KIMANI Samwel Mushai
PowerliftingMen’s -59 kgEGYPT: OSMAN Sherif
PowerliftingWomen’s -86 kgEGYPT: MAHMOUD Randa
PowerliftingMen’s -97 kgEGYPT: ELDIB Mohamed
AthleticsWomen’s Discus Throw – F56/57ALGERIA: SAIFI NassimaNIGERIA: IYIAZI Eucharia
Athletics
Men’s 1500m – T45/46
ALGERIA: NOUIOUA SamirUGANDA: EMONG David
AthleticsWomen’s Shot Put – F33ALGERIA: BOUDJADAR Asmahan
AthleticsMen’s 1500m – T12/13ALGERIA: BAKA AbdellatifETHIOPIA: DEMISSE TamiruKENYA: KIRWA Henry
AthleticsMen’s 800m – T33/34TUNISIA: KTILA Walid
AthleticsWomen’s Shot Put – F54TUNISIA: AIDI HaniaTUNISIA: NAFATI Fadhila
AthleticsMen’s 100m – T12SOUTH AFRICA: NTUTU Ndodomzi Jonathan
AthleticsMen’s 200m – T42SOUTH AFRICA: MAHLANGU Ntando
AthleticsWomen’s 400m – T45/46/47SOUTH AFRICA: LIEBENBERG Anrune
AthleticsMen’s 200m – T12SOUTH AFRICA: LANGENHOVEN HiltonMOROCCO: AFRI Mahdi
AthleticsWomen’s 100m – T13SOUTH AFRICA: HAYES Ilse
AthleticsWomen’s 400m – T13SOUTH AFRICA: HAYES Ilse
PowerliftingWomen’s -45 kg
NIGERIA: TIJANI Latifat
PowerliftingWomen’s -55 kg
NIGERIA: OYEMA Esther
AthleticsMen’s 100m – T13NAMIBIA: NAMBALA Johannes
AthleticsMen’s 400m – T12MOROCCO: AFRI Mahdi
AthleticsWomen’s 1500m – T11KENYA: KOECH Nancy Chelangat
AthleticsWomen’s Long Jump – T11
IVORY COAST: DIASSO Fatimata Brigitte
PowerliftingMen’s +107 kgEGYPT: MOSAAD Amr
PowerliftingWomen’s -50 kgEGYPT: AHMED Rehab
PowerliftingMen’s -107 kgEGYPT: AHMED Mohamed
AthleticsWomen’s Shot Put – F56/57ALGERIA: SAIFI Nassima
ALGERIA: MEDJMEDJ Nadia
AthleticsMen’s Shot Put – F33ALGERIA: KARDJENA Kamel
AthleticsMen’s 100m – T51ALGERIA: BERRAHAL Mohamed
AthleticsMen’s Shot Put – F32ALGERIA: BAHLAZ Lahouari
AthleticsMen’s 400m – T54
TUNISIA: GHARBI Yassine
AthleticsMen’s Shot Put – F40TUNISIA: BOUAABID Smaali
Athletics
Women’s 400m – T37

TUNISIA: BAHI Neda
Athletics
Men’s Shot Put – F42
SOUTH AFRICA: PILLAY Tyrone
AthleticsMen’s Long Jump – T38SOUTH AFRICA: BUIS Dyan Neille
PowerliftingMen’s -72 kgNIGERIA: INNOCENT Nnamdi
AthleticsMen’s 100m – T11NAMIBIA: SHIKONGO Ananias
AthleticsMen’s 400m – T11NAMIBIA: SHIKONGO Ananias
AthleticsWomen’s 400m – T12MOZAMBIQUE: GOVERNO Edmilsa
TriathlonMen – PT2MOROCCO: LAHNA Mohamed
PowerliftingWomen’s -67 kgEGYPT: MAHMOUD Amal
Sitting VolleyballMen’sEGYPT
AthleticsMen’s 400m – T20CAPE VERDE: BARBOSA Gracelino Tavares
AthleticsWomen’s Javelin Throw – F55/56ALGERIA: MEDJMEDJ Nadia
AthleticsWomen’s Long Jump – T12ALGERIA: HAMRI Lynda
AthleticsMen’s 1500m – T37ALGERIA: DJEMAI Madjid
JudoWomen -52 kgALGERIA: ABDELLAOUI Cherine
AthleticsWomen’s Shot Put – F56/57

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