Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has honoured three Imo State indigenes who won gold medals for Team Nigeria at the just concluded Rio 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sports loving governor rewarded each of the victorious Paralympians with a brand new car and the sum of one million naira each. He also extended his magnanimity to the coaches of these athletes who are to equally receive N1m cash gifts and a car each. The 3 gold medallists from the state are Roland Ezurike, Ndidi Nwosu and Josephine Orji. Ezurike won the first gold medal for Nigeria at the Rio Paralympics. He won gold medals at men’s power-lifting in the 54kg and 200kg categories. Nwosu won Nigeria’s 5th gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, beating the defending champion to win the women’s -73kg Powerlifting event. On her part, Orji shattered the world record of the women’s -+86kg power-lifting event at the Paralympics Games with a lift of 154kg to win the gold medal. The Honourable Commissioner for Public Safety, Youth and Sports, Rodney Ajaelu had on arrival at the Government House presented the 3 gold medallists to the governor for recognition. The elated Paralyampians sang a Happy Birthday song for the Governor and promised to continue to set the pace. The Governor while addressing the athletes said that the best things that can happen to Nigeria will always come from Imo state saying they did not only make the state proud but the entire nation.