NIGERIAN wrestler Blessing Oborududu has won the first silver medal for Nigeria in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Earlier, long jumper Ese Brume won the first bronze for Nigeria. Oborududu lost 4-1 to her opponent USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final of the women’s freestyle 68kg on Tuesday (today). Oborududu is the first Nigerian wrestler […]

Long jumper Ese Brume has won Nigeria’s first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Brume, 25, claimed the bronze medal in the women’s long jump at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday. She achieved the feat with a 6.97m jump, two days after she qualified for the finals with a jump of 6.76m. Germany’s […]

Nigeria on Monday was guaranteed its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics after Blessing Oborodudu won her women’s freestyle 68kg wrestling semi-final match. Oborududu beat Mongolia’s Battsetseg Soronzonbold to reach the final. Although the final match is yet to be played, she is now guaranteed either a gold or silver medal. Oborududu is also set […]

The first batch contingent of Team Nigeria today, July 6 left for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team members departed through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The Director, Federation of Elites Athletes Department (FEAD), Simeon Ebhojiaye in a statement explained that the members include the Canoeing team – Ayomide Bello and her coach Ebenezer Ukwunna; […]

Nigeria and South Africa were placed in the same group when the draw for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifying tournament was made Wednesday in Egyptian city Alexandria. Nigeria and South Africa are in Group B for the November 8-22 championship with the Ivory Coast and Zambia, while Group A comprises hosts Egypt, Mali, Cameroon […]

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