I’m going for medal at paralympics – Obiora
Being her second appearance at the Paralympic Games, Faith Obiora believes she would return to Nigeria with a medal at the end of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.
The captain of Team Nigeria to the 2010 Commonwealth Games told NationSport that with her preparation coupled with her experience, she is capable of clinching a medal in the para table tennis event of the games.
“In Morocco, I must admit that it was not easy qualifying for the Paralympic Games but I think I worked hard for the qualification,” she said.
Obiora, who has been training at the National Training Centre of the Lagos National Stadium, is in fine form the games while hoping that she would make it to the podium.
Crowned African champion when she won the Women’s Singles Class 1-5 title in Agadir, Morocco last October, Obiora will be the one female amongst the three players from Nigeria who will be competing in the Brazilian city. Others are Ahmed Koleosho (Class 3) and Emmanuel Nick (Class 4) are the two male players name on the entry list. Competing in Class 5, now 31 years old Obiora, who when younger suffered from poliomyelitis, is a contender for honours.