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Rio 2016: Team Nigeria Olympic update


D’Tigers crash out with a 86-69 loss to Brazil.



Reigning double Commonwealth Games sprint queen Blessing Okagbare came in first (22.71s) in her first round heat on Monday, but faces another heartbreak in the semi-final after she was drawn in the same heat as reigning world champion Dafne Schippers of Holland and Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson as well as Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith.

Antwon hicks finished 4th n the 11m0m heat, thus qualifying.

Meanwhile, Nigeria continued her disappointing run as the duo of Olu Olamigoke and Tosin Oke failed to qualify for the finals of the triple jump event. Olamigoke  could not hop,step and jump beyond 16.10m, .85cm short of the 16.95m qualifying standard set for the event. Oke on his part did not fulfil expectations after he too could only jump 16.47m to place 16th in his qualifying group.

Also out of the Olympics is quatermile barrier runner Miles Ukaoma who failed to hurdle past the first round came in fifth (49.84s) in the very first heat of the 400m hurdles.

In the early hours of Tuesday another 400m hurdler, Ogoegbunam Amaka finished fourth in her heat, thus out of the semis.

Discus thrower Chinwe Okoro finished in 9th qualifying with a throw of 58. 85m against 62m for finals qualification.


Upcoming Events 

Oluwatobiloba Amusan – 100m hurdles.

Tega Odela and Divine Oduduru – 200m heats

Ese Brume – Long jump qualification

BlessinG Okagbare – 200m Semifinal

Efe Ajagba vs Dychko Ivan of Kazakhstan- Boxing (91kg category).

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