- 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".
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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:
Legit.ng compiled some of the many reactions below:
"Awwwwwww……who cut onions."
"She will never forget this love for the rest of her life."
"So proud of you. I pray one day that will be my child too, God bless you."
"See tears for my eye, Nigeria has lost a lot."
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"Naija will convert anyone on a wheelchair to BANBI ALA."
"That’s so sweet, congratulations darling."
"Why Dem no English song for her."
Another great athlete
Meanwhile, Legit.ng 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.
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.