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Nnamdi Innocent Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian Paralympic Powerlifter

Nnamdi Innocent is a Nigerian powerlifter who competes in the Paralympics. At the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he competed for Nigeria in the men’s 72 kg event and won bronze. He failed to complete a successful lift in the men’s 72 kg competition at the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo in 2021.

Early Life and Education

Nnamdi Innocent was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, on September 30, 1980. He is actually from Nigeria’s southeastern region. He completed his primary and secondary education in Lagos State before enrolling at Benue State University in Makurdi to study Public Administration.

Career

Nnamdi started powerlifting in 2007 in Lagos State, Nigeria, before joining the Delta State Sports Commission Team. Nnamdi Innocent competed for Nigeria in the men’s 72 kg event and won bronze in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. He also failed to lift successfully in the men’s 72 kg event at the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, in 2021.

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He won the gold medal in the men’s 72 kg category at the 2018 African Para Powerlifting Championships in Algiers, Algeria, and the bronze medal in the men’s 72 kg category at the 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

He had a successful outing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, where he took home the bronze medal in the men’s lightweight competition.

Personal Life

Nnamdi got married in 2019 to a fellow athlete, who he regarded, alongside Iranian Para powerlifter Siamand Rahman, as his hero and influence in his career. He got his impairment while he was a child due to polio.

Medal Record

Paralympic Games

  • Bronze medal – third place, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, 72 kg

World Championships

  • Bronze medal – third place, 2019 Nur-Sultan, 72 kg

Commonwealth Games

  • Bronze medal – third place, 2022 Birmingham, Lightweight

Net Worth

His current net worth is unavailable.

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