Moment Nigerian Lady Who Represented Britain at Paralympics Was Welcomed by Family at the Airport

Moment Nigerian Lady Who Represented Britain at Paralympics Was Welcomed by Family at the Airport

  • A 20-year-old Nigerian lady, Karen Adenegan, was given a queen-like welcome at the Heathrow Airport in London after winning a medal for Britain
  • As talking drums were beaten to celebrate her, the lady danced on her wheelchair while some other people waved the British flag
  • Nigerians who reacted to the video of her welcoming said they pray their children will also achieve great things in life

A video shared by Linda Ikeji has shown the adorable moment a Nigerian lady, Karen Adenegan, was welcomed by her family and other white people at the airport after she had represented Britain at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Immediately the 20-year-old wheeled her chair into sight, there was a shout of praise as someone in the crowd said in Yoruba: "that's our child".

Moment Nigerian lady who represented Britain at Paralympics is welcomed by oyinbos, family at the airport
Many people celebrated the 20-year-old Nigerian lady. Photo source: Naomi Baker, Rob Pinney
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The 20-year-old was very happy

Moments after, talking drums were in full gear as trumpeters played tunes in praise of the athlete. While in a wheelchair, Karen danced. It was such an amazing moment to watch.

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Photographers struggled to take her shots. It should be noted that she was born in Coventry in December 2000 and she won a silver medal in the Women's 800m. Nigerians have since reacted to the video of her welcome.

Watch the video below: compiled some of the many reactions below:

iamclara_gan said:

"Awwwwwww……who cut onions."

ugospunky said:

"She will never forget this love for the rest of her life."

izi_dd said:

"So proud of you. I pray one day that will be my child too, God bless you."

iam_ajebuttar7 said:

"See tears for my eye, Nigeria has lost a lot."

igbanda_1 said:

"Naija will convert anyone on a wheelchair to BANBI ALA."

beauty_touchmakeover said:

"That’s so sweet, congratulations darling."

pappy4493 said:

"Why Dem no English song for her."

Another great athlete

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a man without arms, Zheng Tao, dominated the Paralympic swimming games going on in Tokyo as he won a total number of four golds.

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It was gathered that after winning the medals at the contest, he told his daughter in a video message:

“Daughter, look at me - I can swim so fast even though I don’t have arms!”

The man dominated in areas like freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly even though he lost both his arms to an electric shock as a child.


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