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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Paralympics: Nigeria's Adesokan wins 1st gold, breaks World record

Yakubu Adesokan has won the first gold medal for Nigeria in the on-going Paralympic Games in London.

The 33 year-old did it in style by breaking the world record in the men's 48 category by lifting 178 kg, which is over three times his body weight! Go Yakubu!



96 Comments:

  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congrats yakubu

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thats a hero right there.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God has a way He deals with humans sha. What able bodied guys could not achieve

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:21 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God. What great news. The first lot just went to enjoy and brought back zero medals. See what determination and focus can achieve. Well done my man. As for the house of rep guy that went to watch porn movies while attending the Olympics in his hotel room, shame on you. No wonder we waste tax payers money. I can see why they need to increase electricity tariff, new license plate , etc. citizens , stand up for your rights and get rid of these useless and rogues house of rep members and others.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The man looks like he is in his mid-forties....anyway, Congrats on the record and for flying the green, white, green. God bless!!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless u Yakubu you did us proud.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    na here we come dey shine....thank God o!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:28 , Anonymous bunny said...

    That's Great.. Kudos to him. At least we got a Medal and Gold for that matter.. He did Nigeria Proud..
    Unlike those other yeye athlete that have both arms and legs yet still came home with nothing..SMH
    Congrats bro..

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:29 , Anonymous Eze said...

    Shame on our olympians, na cripple come carry gold,Naija for life I hail O.This guy is my true inspiration now.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Govt is not even fast in supporting this ones, yet d are d ones who make us proud. God bless you ma broda!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:29 , Blogger Theodora Jacob said...

    YAY! Congrats to him! Well done!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    congrat man

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    congrats YAKUBU, Naija rocks......

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Awwww proud of him.wat ablebodied men couldn't do.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wat pple wt two good legs cld not achieve!nawa!congrats bro!!!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My eyes are teary....congratulations yakubu

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Michael says...
    Well done Yakubu by making us proud!! But you sure say him no be Warri Boy. As them no de carry last :)

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:38 , Anonymous T said...

    Congrats to him!! Happy Nigeria gets a gold

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    At least :)

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    awwwwww good on his. well done well done

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:48 , Anonymous bunny said...

    Linda post my comment..

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:48 , Blogger da_diva said...

    Congrat! What abled body olympian can't do! Kudos to u bro!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:50 , Blogger da_diva said...

    Kudos to him @least what the other abled bodied athlete coulntt do... I rest my comment

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 19:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless u real good. Proud of U

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God is great

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol,so true

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    A country that can only get a Gold in Paralympics...Yakubu Congrats Sha

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yakus my love thank you. You have removed shame from our head. God bless you and thank God

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:13 , Blogger MzCream said...

    As in! God is faithful. Ahn, I'm so happy jare. Congrats Yakubu..

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:18 , Anonymous capt said...

    I'm not surprised..this is what the Nigerian paralympians always do...make us proud....still expecting more...

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    U dat r in ur early 20s and late 20s why don't you go and win medal nah! Do u knw wat paralympians go thru? The able parts of their bodies develop at a higher rate than average ppl cos they make use of their able partts and not the whole body like you! Mid-forties my ass!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This makes me happy.....congrats Yakubu, thanks for making your people proud!!! God is good

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:31 , Anonymous dora said...

    Omo. Nawao. Ds 1 way ds man fit Lift ds tin soo. E go sabi fck oooo#jus saying#

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:34 , Anonymous GOD IS GREAT said...

    The guy is one of T.B Joshua group. Am sure Joshua will welcome him with another brand new car this time again. His God never fail and can do all things. I praise Master Jesus for making it possible for you bro YAKUBU congrats.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:34 , Anonymous GOD IS GREAT said...

    The guy is one of T.B Joshua group. Am sure Joshua will welcome him with another brand new car this time again. His God never fail and can do all things. I praise Master Jesus for making it possible for you bro YAKUBU congrats.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    9jadeltapikin... Congratulations God Ȋ̊§ wonderful »W̶̲̥̅̊н̣̣̣̝̇̇̇@̤̥̣̈̊̇†̥̣̣̣̇̇̇ a miracle God he Ȋ̊§

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:38 , Blogger segun oyebamiji said...

    Congrats oooo .... GOD Bless

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:43 , Anonymous Chikaka said...

    Congrats. I hope this is the start of more good news.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congrats Yakuba nice 1, thanks 4 making 9ja proud.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    OmG wow

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congrats to a true Hero,hope the govt compensates him very well in order to encourage others to excel in sporting events. And the govt should forget about investing on losers that have complete hands and feet. More money shd be invested on paralympic athletes where we are sure of medals. Once again we salute you for making us proud.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mumu osi .....even if he's 100yrs he did us proud. There is hope for our nation o even as govt has crippled us we can still overcome.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 20:56 , Blogger Life of a Warri Girl said...

    *smiling*, greatness is a thing of the mind.

    Warri Girl

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i rememberd on emmanueltv how TB Joshua prayed for him and sporsoed him to delhi, India for commonwealth of which he won gold medal and now again he won gold medal again. i thank God for his and the man of God gave him car gift........

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:10 , Blogger POSHCATEYES said...

    Na waoh..... So the " physically" challenged brought the sought after medal..... Waoh! Thanks Yakubu ..... N all d paralympians

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So happy for him. Go higher!!!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:21 , Anonymous anjie said...

    he is a hero..and dats worD!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:26 , Blogger erowor ogba said...

    Nigeria is a crippled country not surprised well represented.thanks YAKUBU

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I dont want someone to call me Ibo tribalist again;
    but this is where all these northern beggers should be going to, working and winning medals.
    Oh well ,maybe not their fault, but what are their leaders thinking.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God Bless you Yakubu.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:41 , Blogger Make-Up by Teju said...

    He's. A Legend sef, I just realized he's Legs are Bad... When d ones with leg and body sef dint Win....shior!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:48 , Blogger Adedoyin Alimi said...

    God bless d paralympians

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 21:50 , Blogger Adedoyin Alimi said...

    God bless d paralympians

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:18 , Anonymous glory be to God said...

    Yakubu Adesokan was a beggar who went to TB Joshua for assistance and then the man in synagogue received him and his likes of both male and females as he promised to give the hopeless once new life.

    And so he has been taking care of thousands of PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED persons like that and dwarf by sponsoring them in whatever they do to make it in live. Some are in school and those that cannot go to school he establishes to a great extent. He gave Yakubu brand new care last time and I know he must be very cheerful with him for breaking this world record this time.

    Linda, it seems you are not aware that TB Joshua has brought back the Nigerians migrant in Libya as they call on him to help them come back. He then took the matter by himself to act in response to their cry, which they are all back now and also he gave them millions of naira to start a new life to avoid them facing stranded because of their present conditions.

    Just watch the links below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R-orrozVC4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyxDcM8TmVM

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:18 , Blogger chimeka chris c said...

    2012 Olympics committe members r corrupt. D shuld learn frm dis. Hardwrk attracts favour. Tnx YAK

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigeria better be using all the money on the disables for them to be ABLE... since all the so called able bodies are really UNABLE. Great one bro

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ur ryt n Amen about dat. Yakubu we r proud of u n I pray u get ur heart desires

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    GOD HAS ELEVATED YOU MY BROTHER..YOU PUT IN ALL THE HARD WORK..AND GOD HAS CROWNED YOUR EFFORTS WITH JOY...SHAME ON THE FULL BODIED ATHLETES WHO JUST WENT THERE TO WASTE TIME AND MONEY....

    MR SOLOMON OGBA STOP THE SOLICITING, AND HITTING ON OF YOUNG FEMALE ATHLETES, AND YOUR INTIMIDATION TACTICS, AND HELP OUR ATHLETES DO THEIR BEST...

    GREAT JOB MY BROTHER...MAY YOU LIVE LONG!!!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God is indeed Great! I'm so happy for him.

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:42 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    Congrats broda am happy for U, atlast our national anthem will be heard at the Olympics.~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:44 , Blogger Kass Babs said...

    Stand up 4 †ђε Champion..... Congrats Yak!!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:47 , Anonymous Kemi said...

    Well done.You have done us proud!What the able bodied could not do,u've done!

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 22:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    chei, yak, is lyk am falling for youuuuuuuu, *smicks*

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 23:27 , Anonymous tosin said...

    Truly amazing...luv seein pple who dnt use there disability as an excuse to be lazy

     
  • At 30 August 2012 at 23:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God we finally got a Gold medal,congrat yakub.Jazmin.

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 00:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I was just about to type a comment when I saw the 3rd comment; Anonymous August 30, 2012 7:20 PM.
    That is exactly my comment too.

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 01:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lmfao,d guy go watch porn instead of olympic activities

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 02:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Common bronze sef we no fit win for olympics. We kept dragging for last in everything. Yakubu has made Nigeria proud. God bless you.

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 04:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yakubu & Co are the able bodied people cos they have the ability to win (Gold)!!! Those who dont have the ability to win medals are disabled even if they had 10 arms and legs. Congrats Yakubu.

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 06:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God and he can't walk may God bless. Frm licia sister

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 07:33 , Blogger Yinka Id said...

    Thank you man for making us proud!!!may Almighty God continue to bless you

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 07:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "Cripple" that harsh pls Physically challanged is more like t....

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 07:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What do u mean by that, appricate the man and stp being silly....

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 08:11 , Anonymous Frank said...

    tanks Adesokun.atleast you've thought us a lesson;its not a bout being complete,its more about being able to compete.Blessing Okhabare and her crew just go disgrace us for London,not to mention the yeye basketball team wey go give another country record wey go take a century to break.
    make 1200 doing this part-time job even in ur spare time.still recruiting.for more info,hit me up on schineme@ymail.com.you can as well text or call 08135242346 for further enquiries

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 08:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God dem no fit influence disable selection otherwise na some nonsensical stupid idiot for full d team finish.
    Yakubu kudoos!!!

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 08:38 , Blogger sumtin said...

    Na wa o.... wetin pple wey get 2 legs no fit do 4 olympics, person wey get one leg don do am

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 08:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dora u an insensitive fool.

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 09:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks for making us proud. God bless.
    Nigeria is beautiful

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 09:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    theres much ability in any disability. well done Yaks. more grease to your elbows. literally speaking

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 10:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Maybe we should have a disabled President who can win gold for the Nigerian issue. This president who had no shoe, now has many shoes and cannot perform, let have a feetless/legless person like Yakubu to perform. Really this physically challenged are those who have something to proof.

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 10:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God Yakubu, na God go reward. At least dem play Nigerian anthem for that place. Thank God, I no know all dem one wet get complete leg and hand, na just yeye dey worry dem, especially useless basket bal player, never been to Nigeria, but played for them.

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 10:43 , Anonymous dopeskin said...

    Wetin bring tb joshua come here.. Wetin concern yakubu and tb.. Get tha fuck oug joor

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 11:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What d able bodied failed to do, d disabled was able to do n even surpass the previous record by breaking it. Congratulations Yakubu. U made urself proud n the entire nation proud. At least u wipe away r SHAME. God bless u.

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 11:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    yipee...we are so proud of you,go team nigeria..hipsy

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 11:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Like d parable of talent in d Bible, God collected medal from d able to give d disable, he collected their honor to give to this man, so also God will collect d hands n legs of d olimpians for these pple. Good job.

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 11:31 , Blogger Gkay said...

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yakubu. and thanks for winning 1 for us.:-)

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 11:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @linda; u didnt tel us he's frm oyo state also trainned dere.. This is really teaching us a gr8 lesson dt nobody has ano excuse fr nt bin sucessful..

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 11:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Beautiful

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 12:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigeria is a disabled nation so i am not surprised....... this is not to take anything away from our paralymipians more of whom am sure will still make us proud b4 d end of this paralymipic event!

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 13:18 , Blogger MY TURN said...

    WAY TO GO DUDE.Hope the government will see this and compensate him accordingly 1 billion from stolen money won't be a bad thing now abi?

     
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  • At 31 August 2012 at 14:42 , Anonymous brandigest said...

    My eyes gathered cloud as I watch this courageous world record holder & breaker. Congrats true patriot

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 17:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations to man!!!!!

     
  • At 31 August 2012 at 17:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations to man!!!!!

     
  • At 1 September 2012 at 02:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    yay! congratulation!
    So proud and happy.

     
  • At 1 September 2012 at 08:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    well done Yakubu! . this goes to show that being disabled does not not mean you are not able in so many other ways.
    Some Nigerians are so sick @ annonymous 7:24pm ,making allegations that our first and possibly the only Gold medalist is in his forties! So what ! u r such a pessimist who has never achieved such greatness in thier own lives...... despite the terrible state of government funds on sports in Nigeria and particularly on Paraylyimpics and disabled people in general in Nigeria. This young man still made his way to the top,not only by winning a gold medal but also breaking a world record in his chosen sport. It is time we celebrate our own......

     

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