Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria drop four places on medals table


Team Nigeria have dropped four places on the medals table as the Tokyo Olympics enter its 12th day.

The West African country fell from 64th to 68th position.

No Nigerian athlete qualified for finals in Wednesday’s events. In the events that had their finals today, no Nigerian qualified.

Odunayo Adekuoroye lost her wrestling bout in the 57kg weight category. She was defeated by Anastasia Nichita of Moldova.

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

Another wrestler, Ekerekeme Agiomor, also failed to progress to the semis.

Ayomide Bello finished third in the Heat 3 of the Women’s Canoe Single 200m, but 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.

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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