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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria drop to 68 on medals table

 

Team Nigeria have dropped from 64th position to 68th on the medals table as Tokyo  2020 Olympics events enter Day 12.

 

This is as no Nigerian athlete qualified for finals in Wednesday’s events.

 

In the events that had their finals today, no Nigerian qualified.

 

Nigeria medal hopeful in wrestling Odunayo Adekuoroye lost her 57kg weight category fight.

 

She was defeated by fall by Anastasia Nichita of Moldova in a swift turn of events.

 

The Nigerian was leading 8-2 before Nichita won through a pin in the round of 16.

 

Also, Nigeria’s wrestler Ekerekeme Agiomor failed to progress to the semis.

 

On her part, Nigeria’s Ayomide Bello finished third in the Heat 3 of the Women’s Canoe Single 200m.

 

However, she missed out on an automatic semi-finals spot.

 

Nigeria currently have two medals – Silver and bronze.

 

While Ese Brume won the bronze for Nigeria, Blessing Obodururu secured the silver medal.

 

Brume recorded a 6.97 metres jump in the final of the event at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium to win her first Olympic medal and Nigeria’s first at this Games.

 

Oborududu had to settle for the silver medal in the women’s freestyle 68kg event on Tuesday in the Tokyo Olympics wrestling competition in Tokyo.

 

The medal was Nigeria’s first one ever in the wrestling sport since the country’s first-ever appearance at the Olympics in 1952.

 

China retain their lead on the medals table with 32 gold, followed by the United States, 25; Japan, 21; and Great Britain 15.

 

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