Bolt ended his career on the track in 2017, calling it quits at the age of 31 after a spate of hamstring injuries, one of which curtailed his efforts in what was supposed to be the Jamaican’s final race at the 2017 world championships in London.
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The Nigerian who was ranked 123 before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gained seven steps up the ladder to be rated 116 in the world, the third best African player in the world behind Egypt’s duo of Dina Meshref and Yousra Helmy who were ranked 37 and 101 respectively in the latest world rating.
The world No.5 crushed 12th seed Karen Khachanov under the weight of 27 winners – almost four times as many as his opponent – to win 6-3 6-1 in just 79 minutes at Ariake Tennis Park
The Olympics Games have a huge variety of sports on offer, with thousands of world class athletes from around the world set to entertain for over two weeks of incredible action.
Amusan, who ran from lane 4 of the first round race, finished in 12.72 seconds in the heat on Saturday morning.
With Tokyo 2020 now fully underway, we take a look at both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball events, both of which feature Nigeria as African representatives. The Basketball tournaments will run from till Sunday, 8 August, with all games held at the Saitama Super Arena in greater Tokyo.
Nigeria’s Aruna became the first African to reach the quarterfinal after his quarterfinal finish at Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Oshonaike, who is the first table tennis player in the world and the first female athlete in Africa to attend seven Olympic Games, becomes the first female to be inducted into the Club 7.
Weather authorities warned of heavy rains, gale force winds and high waves, which could already affect the region from Monday onwards.
The 23-year-old, who was making his Olympic Games debut, scored a total of 74.765 points to place 36th at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre.
Oshonaike had made history as she participated in a record seventh Olympics, delayed since last year by COVID-19
A grant of $10,000 to meet his personal needs in the build-up to the Olympic Games, during the games and immediately after the games was also given to the sprinter.
Under a gloomy grey sky, organisers held a small ceremony at the almost-empty Komazawa Olympic Park with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike in attendance.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja.
Evaluating the players in camp since the commencement of training last week, Brown is impressed with the talents on display.
Overseas fans have already been banned from the Games.
The team, which landed in Belgium from Las Vegas, United States earlier in the week, showed their intention early in the game as they raced to a 13-9 lead in the first quarter
Influential Australian Olympic chief John Coates said at the weekend that the International Olympic Committee was completing due diligence on the bid before it was presented to the body’s Executive Board.
This, she believes, is possible courtesy of right personnel selection and better preparation despite admitting the quality of their group B opponents.
Yoshiro Mori, 83, set off a firestorm on social media both at home and abroad this week with comments that women talked too much, remarks made in a meeting with the Japan Olympic Committee that he later retracted and apologised for, but refused to resign over.