June 25, 2022

Nigeria finishes 74th at Tokyo Olympics, 8th best from Africa

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan competes in the women’s 4x100m relay heats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 5, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)

Team Nigeria was placed 74th at the end of the 2020 Tokyo Games on Sunday and eighth best among the 54 African nations at the Games.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Team Nigeria won two medals comprising one silver and one bronze, after being represented by 55 athletes.

While Ese Brume won the bronze medal from the women’s long jump event, Blessing Oborududu won the silver medal from the wrestling event’s women’s freestyle 68kg.

The Games which began on July 23 and ended on Sunday had 93 of the 206 participating teams making it to the medals table, including 13 of the 54 from Africa.

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